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The United Nations has prompt it’s “highly likely” {that a} direct strike was answerable for the assault on a youngsters’s hospital in Kyiv earlier this week, rebuffing claims by the Kremlin that it was attributable to a misfired Ukrainian air defence missile.

Danielle Bell, head of the UN’s Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, introduced that preliminary investigations had discovered it was greater than seemingly that “the children’s hospital suffered a direct hit rather than receiving damages due to an intercepted weapons system”.

The Kremlin has claimed a number of occasions that the destruction wrought upon Okhmatdyt hospital was the results of Ukrainian air defences within the capital, however the UN and plenty of Western nations have prompt that is unfaithful.

Russia recurrently claims it doesn’t goal civilian areas throughout missile strikes regardless of demonstrative proof that they’ve.

It comes because the dying toll from the broader strikes on Kyiv on Monday rose to 34 after a number of our bodies have been found among the many rubble of destroyed buildings on Wednesday.

At least 38 victims stay hospitalised, Kyiv officers reported, with six of them in severe situation. The strikes hit seven districts throughout the town.


Hungarian opposition chief delivers help to broken Kyiv youngsters’s hospital

Hungarian opposition politician Peter Magyar, the principle challenger to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, delivered help on Wednesday to the Kyiv youngsters’s hospital hit throughout Russian airstrikes this week.

Magyar’s Tisza social gathering raised about 15 million forints ($33,000) and picked up medical provides and meals donated by Hungarians.

“This was a sudden decision after we saw the brutal Russian missile attack,” Magyar instructed reporters earlier than leaving for Kyiv.

A UN rights mission stated on Tuesday there was a “high likelihood” Kyiv’s essential youngsters’s hospital took a direct hit from a Russian missile. The Kremlin stated, with out offering proof, the hospital was hit by Ukrainian anti-missile hearth.

Orban, a critic of Western army help to Ukraine and the European Union chief with the warmest relations with Russia, se visited Kyiv and Moscow final week as a part of what he calls a “peace mission”. His assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew a robust rebuke from some European allies.

“The prime minister is allowed to travel the world and pretend that he is creating peace but we believe in actions instead of flying around the world three times. We are different,” Magyar stated.

Magyar, whose social gathering received almost 30 per cent of the Hungarian vote in a European Parliament election in June, stated Orban ought to have visited Kyiv sooner however that one motive for the delay was a disagreement between Kyiv and Budapest over the rights of Ukraine‘s Hungarian minority.

Magyar said he agreed with the government that no arms shipments to Ukraine should go via Hungary or with its help, as this could make Ukraine‘s Hungarian community a target, but other countries had the sovereign right to send arms to Ukraine.

Tom Watling10 July 2024 11:40


We have some more info on the children’s hospital strike

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has issued The Independent a written replace on the extent of harm inflicted on the Okhmatdyt youngsters’s hospital by a Russian missile assault on Monday.

As a results of the rocket-terrorist assault on the ‘Okhmatdyt’ hospital, the toxicology corps with the division of persistent and acute intoxications (the place youngsters bear dialysis) was fully destroyed. Two individuals died, greater than 50 have been injured. In the previous surgical constructing, virtually all of the home windows have been damaged, vital harm was famous to 2 surgical and two somatic departments, the intensive care unit and the working unit. In the brand new, lately constructed constructing, 12 departments have been broken, together with 8 surgical departments, 5 oncological departments, two intensive care models, an working room, and a radiology and radiation remedy division. Part of the nation’s solely oncology and haematology laboratory was additionally broken.

The constructing of the Center for Children’s Cardiology and Cardiosurgery was additionally broken – the home windows have been blown out by the blast wave, however there have been no victims. In addition, a four-story constructing of a personal medical centre within the Dnipro district of Kyiv was partially destroyed on account of a repeated rocket assault. According to the KMVA, 9 individuals died and 5 have been injured.

Rescue operations are accomplished.

During the rocket assault, a number of operations continued in ‘Okhmatdyt’ and the Children’s Cardio Center. We know of instances of accidents to youngsters who have been operated on by splinters of glass damaged by an explosion. Thanks to the professionalism of our docs, their lives are not at risk.

‘Okhmatdyt’ is the most important youngsters’s hospital in Ukraine and it suffered nice destruction. The full quantity of damages is calculated. However, we saved probably the most beneficial factor – the docs. All of them are able to work in different medical services till the time of renewal in ‘Okhmatdyt’. Therefore, we don’t foresee a deterioration within the provision of kids’s medical care in Kyiv.

Emergency workers at the site of Okhmatdyt children’s hospital hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine
Emergency employees on the website of Okhmatdyt youngsters’s hospital hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine (EVGENIY MALOLETKA)

Tom Watling10 July 2024 11:28


Fundraiser for Kyiv youngsters’s hospital surpasses £5.5m

A fundraiser set as much as finance the rebuilding of the Okhmatdyt youngsters’s hospital destroyed by Russian cruise missiles on Monday has surpassed £5.5 million.

It is probably the most sum of money raised by United24, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s official fundraising platform, in simply 48 hours.

You can donate your self to the fundraiser right here.

Tom Watling10 July 2024 11:19


Starmer backs Ukraine to fireside British missile on mainland Russia

Sir Keir Starmer has backed Ukraine to make use of British Storm Shadow long-range missiles to strike mainland Russia as long as it’s for “defensive purposes”.

The newly-elected British prime minister made the decision on the sidelines of a Nato summit in Washington, his first of his premiership.

Former UK overseas secretary David Cameron gave Ukraine the inexperienced mild to make use of Storm Shadows on mainland Russia after the Kremlin launched a cross-border assault on the northeast Kharkiv area of Ukraine.

Sir Keir’s feedback counsel not solely that help for Ukraine is bipartisan however that the Labour administration is eager to proceed backing Kyiv in a similar way to their predecessors.

British Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer talks to journalists as he travels onboard a plane to Washington DC to attend a NATO summit on July 9, 2024
British Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer talks to journalists as he travels onboard a aircraft to Washington DC to attend a NATO summit on July 9, 2024 (Getty Images)

Tom Watling10 July 2024 11:09


Teenage survivor of Russian strike at Kyiv hospital remembers first thought after bombing

Teen survivor of Russian strike at Kyiv hospital remembers first thought after bombing

Sixteen-year previous Solomiia Femeniuk was caught up in a Russian missile strike on a youngsters’s hospital in Kyiv on Monday, 8 July. The teenager was born with persistent renal failure, making hemodialysis a part of her life, and had been receiving therapy at Okhmatdyt youngsters’s hospital. She was watching movies on her cellphone as an air-raid siren blared, and awoke to search out the ceiling in entrance of her eyes and the pinnacle physician taking care of her lined in blood and on her knees. Solomiia stated her first thought was of her mom, and whether or not she had survived the assault. “Then I thought: ‘Am I alive or not?’” she added. “There was mud, and there was nothing to breathe.”

Tom Watling10 July 2024 11:00


We have some photos from the frontline – Russian MoD

The Russian Ministry of Defence has posted images of its soldiers somewhere in occupied Ukraine.

In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry on July 10, 2024, Russian mobile air defense system Osa of the grouping of troops "Dnieper" operates at an undisclosed location.
In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry on July 10, 2024, Russian mobile air defense system Osa of the grouping of troops “Dnepr” operates at an undisclosed location. (AP)

Tom Watling10 July 2024 10:40


Modi receives Russia’s highest civilian award for promoting bilateral ties

Tom Watling10 July 2024 10:20


Why does it take Russia bombing a children’s hospital to make us care about Ukraine?

Tom Watling10 July 2024 10:00


Death toll in Kyiv rises to 33

The death toll from Russia’s multiple attacks on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Monday has risen to 33, the state emergency service has announced.

It comes after they found the body of a girl born in 2006 buried beneath the rubble of a destroyed building in the northwest Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv.

Two buildings were destroyed in that district, including the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital. The girl’s body was discovered in the second destroyed building.

Tom Watling10 July 2024 09:40


Russia attacks energy facility in Ukraine’s Rivne region, national grid operator says

Russia-launched drones attacked an energy facility in Ukraine‘s Rivne region, national grid operator Ukrenergo said on Wednesday.

Fire has been localized at the site and no casualties were reported, according to Rivne regional governor Oleksandr Koval.

The attack caused temporary power cuts for consumers in the region, Ukrenergo said.

Tom Watling10 July 2024 09:20