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Russian missile strike on Kyiv: 33 adults and 6 children are still in hospital

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 20:33
Russian missile strike on Kyiv: 33 adults and 6 children are still in hospital
The consequences of the Russian attack on Okhmatdyt hospital. Photo: Bohdan Kutiepov, Ukrainska Pravda

Thirty-three injured adults and six children are still in hospital following the Russian missile attack on Kyiv on 8 July.

Source: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Telegram

Quote: "Currently, 33 injured adults are being treated in hospitals throughout the capital. Four of them are in a serious condition. Six children from the Okhmatdyt hospital have also been hospitalised."

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Background: 

  • The Russians launched a strike on the Okhmatdyt National Children's Specialised Hospital in Kyiv on 8 July. One of the buildings was destroyed. The Kyiv authorities reported that two adults had been killed and 32 injured.
  • The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has defined Russia's attack on the Okhmatdyt National Children's Specialised Hospital in Kyiv as a war crime and initiated criminal proceedings into the matter. Early reports from SSU investigators indicate the Russians used a Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile to attack the medical facility.
  • The Ukrainian Air Force has also clearly refuted the possibility that a Ukrainian air defence missile could have hit the Okhmatdyt hospital. The evidence is a screenshot of a video and a photo of a Kh-101 missile, as well as a photo of an AIM-120 missile, the kind of projectile that NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems use.
  • Bellingcat analysts, as well as a number of independent nuclear weapons and missile technology experts, have concluded that the attack on Kyiv's Okhmatdyt hospital involved the use of a Russian Kh-101 missile.
  • On 10 July, it was reported that a boy who suffered from the Russian attack on the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital had died in hospital.

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