Russian missile assault kills 37 in Ukraine, hits kids’s hospital | EUROtoday

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A Russian missile assault hit cities throughout Ukraine on Monday, killing a minimum of 37 folks and injuring 170 folks. Among these killed had been three kids, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who decried “Russian terrorists” after the “brutal” assault.

“The whole world must use all its determination to finally put an end to the Russian strikes,” Zelensky wrote on Telegram. “Murders are what Putin brings. Only together can we bring true peace and security.”

The volley struck quite a few cities, together with Kyiv, Dnipro and Zelensky’s native metropolis of Kryvyi Rih, amongst others. Rescue operations throughout Ukraine had been nonetheless underway late Monday.

On Telegram, the Russian Defense Ministry deflected blame, saying it had carried out a significant assault on Ukraine however denying that it had struck civilian infrastructure.

In Kyiv, the strike on Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital killed a physician and destroyed a dialysis facility, Ukrainian officers stated. Patients and workers members had been pressured to evacuate into the road. In an announcement, Zelensky stated he instructed authorities officers to discover a appropriate hospital for the sufferers to renew their therapy.

“Mere concern does not stop the terror. Compassion is not a weapon,” Zelensky added in a name to motion directed at Ukraine’s companions. “It is necessary to shoot down Russian missiles. It is necessary to destroy Russian combat aircraft where they are based. It is necessary to take strong steps that will not leave any security deficit.”

The newly elected British prime minister, Keir Starmer, known as the assault “depraved” and pledged to “stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression” in a publish on social media.

Monday’s missile strikes got here amid dueling diplomatic pushes surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelensky met with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Warsaw, the place the 2 leaders signed a safety cooperation settlement. In parallel, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban visited Beijing, the place he and Chinese chief Xi Jinping mentioned efforts to safe a cease-fire in Ukraine.


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