The hopeless final moments of the 6-year-old girl killed in the Russian shelling of Mariupol in southern Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — In the port city of Mariupol, where Ukrainians are trying to hold off a Russian advance, an ambulance sped into a city hospital on Sunday, carrying a 6-year-old girl who had been fatally injured by Russian shelling.

she was pale Her brown hair was tied back with a rubber band. Her bloody pajama bottoms were decorated with cartoon unicorns. She was brought in with her wounded father, whose head was bleeding and bandaged.

A medical team pumped her chest and struggled desperately to revive her. Her mother was crying in front of the ambulance.

“Take her out! Take her out! We can do it!” shouted a hospital worker, pushing a stretcher towards the ambulance.

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The girl was run inside and doctors and nurses crowded around her. One gave her an injection. Another tried to revive her with a defibrillator. A nurse cried. A doctor in a blue scrub pumping her oxygen looked directly into the camera of an Associated Press videographer who had been let inside.

“Show that to Putin,” he said angrily. “This child’s eyes and crying doctors.”

The girl, whose name was not immediately known, could not be saved. The doctor gently reached over her face to close her eyes.

Her body was left alone in the room, covered by her brightly colored polyester jacket, spattered with blood.

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