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U.N. Rights Monitor Blames Russian Missile for Attack on Kyiv Children’s Hospital

HeadlineJul 09, 2024

A United Nations human rights monitor says Monday’s deadly strike on a children’s hospital in Ukraine’s capital was likely caused by a direct hit from a Russian missile — rather than damage from a missile intercepted by Ukraine. The attack destroyed two floors of the hospital, killing at least two people and injuring 16 others while damaging oncology and intensive care units. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expected a forceful response from his allies. He spoke from Warsaw after meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

President Volodymyr Zelensky: “First of all, I expect very concrete answers and steps from our partners from the NATO summit. We will have a meeting on strengthening Ukraine’s air defense, our civilian infrastructure and energy grid. I expect concrete steps.”

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