A huge number of Kyiv residents have now gathered near the Okhmatdyt hospital, hit by a Russian missile. For many years, seriously ill children from all over Ukraine have been treated in this healthcare facility.

 “According to preliminary data, the fall of debris was recorded in Dniprovskyi district – the partial destruction of the building of the medical center. Rescuers report four killed and three injured,” says the post of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

An enemy attack significantly damaged the hospital building, people have been trapped under the rubble, the exact number of injured and killed is currently unknown. Now rescuers and volunteers are dismantling the rubble to retrieve ill children. People continue to bring water, food and medicines to the hospital.

In addition, the fall of missile debris was recorded in Desnianskyi, Sviatoshynskyi, Holosiyivskyi, Dniprovskyi, Solomyanskyi, Darnytskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts of the city. Buildings were damaged, and, unfortunately, casualties have been reported.

As of 14:30, 40 injured and 17 killed as a result of the air attack are known in the capital.

Russia missel attack

Insidious Kinzhal missile strike

In his address, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned not only Kyiv, but also other cities that the Russians attacked in the morning of 8 July, firing a total of 40 missiles.

In particular, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk were hit. According to the head of state, all services have already started to work to save as many people as possible.

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

In general, on 8 July, Kinzhal missiles, which Russia fires from MiG-31K fighters, were recorded in the airspace. In addition, there was information about Kh-101 missiles, which the invaders keep on Tu-95MS strategic aircraft.

Photo credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Natalia Tolub

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