Ukraine: Russian missiles destroy children’s hospital and kill dozens

A “deadly wave of missile strikes” launched by Russia on 8 July has destroyed a large part of Ohmatdyt, a major children’s hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, the UN has reported.1UN human rights chief Volker Türk “deplored” the attack which severely damaged the intensive care, surgical, and oncology wards of Ukraine’s largest children’s referral hospital. The toxicology department, where children receive dialysis, was also destroyed.“Among the victims were Ukraine’s sickest children,” Türk said. “My team visited the site shortly after the attack and observed children receiving treatment for cancer in hospital beds set up in parks and on streets, where medical workers had quickly established triage areas among chaos, dust, and debris.”At least seven people were killed at the Isida medical centre after a missile was intercepted above the women’s health facility. The attacks on 8 July are reported to have killed at least 34 people in total, and injured a…
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