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Children’s hospital in Kyiv targeted in Russia’s most intense bombardment in 4 months

Russian Missiles Strike Cities Across Ukraine, Killing Dozens and Damaging Hospital

**Russian Missiles Strike Cities Across Ukraine, Killing Dozens**

In a devastating attack on Monday, Russian missiles targeted cities across Ukraine, including a children’s hospital in the capital city of Kyiv. The barrage resulted in the deaths of at least 31 people, with more than 150 others wounded.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the attack, revealing that over 40 missiles hit various locations in Ukraine, with the air force managing to intercept 30 of them. The assault on Kyiv was the most severe in nearly four months, impacting seven out of the city’s 10 districts.

Among the casualties were seven people in the capital, including staff members at the children’s hospital where three children were injured. Furthermore, the president’s birthplace of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine suffered ten fatalities.

Zelenskyy condemned the attack, emphasizing the importance of the world witnessing Russia’s actions and not remaining silent about the tragedy. However, Russia denied striking the hospital, asserting that their targets were military in nature.

The assault coincided with an upcoming NATO summit in Washington, where Western leaders are set to discuss support for Ukraine. Zelenskyy expressed hope for more air defense systems for his country during a visit to Poland.

The aftermath of the attack on the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital was particularly harrowing, with rescuers digging through debris to find victims. The facility’s infrastructure was severely damaged, forcing the transfer of patients to other medical centers.

The Ukrainian Security Service discovered remnants of a Russian Kh-101 cruise missile at the hospital site, prompting an investigation into possible war crimes. International law prohibits military strikes on medical facilities unless they are engaged in military operations.

As the conflict continues to escalate, with Russia launching increasingly advanced weapons at civilian areas, the toll on Ukraine’s infrastructure and civilians continues to rise. The world watches in horror as the war in Ukraine unfolds, with innocent lives caught in the crossfire of geopolitical tensions.

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