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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Russia Escalates Attacks on Kyiv, Targeting Hospital

Published: 2024-07-09

Russia has intensified its attacks on Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, with a recent missile strike hitting a children's hospital.

The attack, part of a broader assault that killed 41 people across Ukraine, has drawn international condemnation.

Joyce Msuya, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, called it part of a 'deeply disturbing pattern' of systematic attacks on healthcare facilities and civilian infrastructure.

The strikes have left Kyiv residents with limited daily electricity.

Ukraine's Nobel Prize-winning organization, Center for Civil Liberties, criticized Western countries for their reluctance to allow Ukraine to use long-range weapons against targets within Russia.

Despite receiving a $61 billion aid package from the US, including air defense systems, Kyiv remains vulnerable to Russian missiles.