Russian missile attack hits Ukrainian children’s hospital


Russia launched a series of missile attacks on Ukraine on Monday, killing at least 28 people as a barrage of rockets hit an apartment complex and a children’s hospital.

According to a Telegram post by Ihor Klymenko, the head of Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, more than 100 people were injured in the attacks.

Klymenko said Russia had attacked 50 civilian objects. The strikes killed 11 in the Dnipropetrovsk region and 17 in the capital Kiev.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a post on the social platform X that the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital, which he said had saved thousands of children, was hit by the attack.

“Now that the hospital has been damaged by a Russian strike, people are lying under the rubble and the exact number of victims is still unknown,” Zelensky wrote. “Russia cannot claim that it does not know where its missiles are flying and must be held fully responsible for all its crimes.”

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russia fired about 38 missiles at the country, of which about 30 were neutralized by Ukrainian defenses.

“Another terrorist attack on peaceful cities. Ukraine is in mourning,” the Ukrainian military said wrote on Facebook.

Russia’s campaign to attack Ukrainian infrastructure led the International Criminal Court (ICC) last month to issue arrest warrants for former Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov, the country’s top general who is also overseeing the war in Ukraine.

The ICC accused them of responsibility for Russian attacks on civilian targets and attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure.

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