/ 09 July 2024

Russia launches deadly strikes on Ukraine

(Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

…And on the eve of that NATO meeting where Ukraine will be a major topic, Russia has bombarded Ukraine with missile attacks, killing at least 31 and injuring 100. The strikes hit the captital Kyiv – where a children’s hospital was targeted – and 4 other cities in daylight hours yesterday, reducing buildings and homes to rubble. At least 7 people died in Kyiv, in what was described as one of the “worst attacks” on the capital since the start of the Russian invasion as so many people were on the streets. Other cities hit include Pokrovsk in eastern Ukraine and Kryviy Rih, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is from. “The whole world should use all its determination to finally put an end to the Russian strikes”, Zelensky said. The attacks came as world leaders prepare to gather for the NATO Summit, where support of Ukraine – who wants to be a member – will be high on the agenda.

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