Children’s hospital hit as Russian strikes kill dozens in Ukraine

July 8, 2024

BBC

A children’s hospital has been seriously damaged in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv by Russian strikes, as 33 people were killed across the country in an early morning barrage.

At least 19 people were killed in Kyiv by the rare daytime attack, including two who died at the Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital – Ukraine’s biggest paediatrics facility – which sustained major damage during the blast.

The head of the military administration in the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih said at least 10 people had been killed there, with three more killed in the eastern town of Pokrovsk and one in Dnipro.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is visiting Poland where he signed a security pact, vowed to retaliate.

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