Kyiv: 20 Killed, Over 50 Injured As Russia Hits Children's Hospital With Deadly Missiles

Kyiv: 20 Killed, Over 50 Injured As Russia Hits Children's Hospital With Deadly Missiles

  • On Monday, July 7, Russia launched a series of deadly bombardment of several Ukrainian cities that left at least 20 dead
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia struck Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv
  • Zelenskyy said Russia must be held accountable for its crimes, including bombing a children's facility, which was one of the best children's hospitals in Ukraine

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Kyiv - Russia has carried out one of the deadliest attacks on Ukraine, which has left 20 people dead and over 50 injured.

Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv.
Russia hit Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv with powerful missiles. Photo: Sky News.
Source: UGC

On Monday, July 8, launched several missiles across various cities in Ukraine in what has been described as the biggest bombardment of the Ukrainian capital for several months, as reported by Sky News.

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What President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said

Confirming the attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia struck Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv, one of Ukraine's biggest children's medical facilities.

The president said many people were still trapped under the rubble as the rescue mission continues.

"Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv is one of the most important children’s hospitals not only in Ukraine but also in Europe. Okhmatdyt has been saving and restoring the health of thousands of children.
"Now that the hospital has been damaged by a Russian strike, there are people under the rubble, and the exact number of casualties is still unknown. Right now, everyone is helping to clear the rubble – doctors and ordinary people,'"Zelenskyy said.

Zelenskyy called on world leaders to condemn the attack adding that Russia must be held accountable for their action.

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"Russia cannot claim ignorance of where its missiles are flying and must be held fully accountable for all its crimes. Against people, against children, against humanity in general. It is very important that the world does not remain silent about this now, and that everyone sees what Russia is and what it is doing.

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The hub would boost food security by allowing the storage of quality grain, promoting the predictability of sales, and stabilising food prices.

Ukraine's food minister, Mykola Solskyi, made similar proposals to other West African countries, Nigeria and Senegal, as his country deepened its agriculture and trade ties.

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