“Okhmatdyt” Hospital Hit by Missile Strike: Casualties and Injuries Reported

"Okhmatdyt" Hospital Hit by Missile Strike: Casualties and Injuries Reported
"Okhmatdyt" Hospital Hit by Missile Strike: Casualties and Injuries Reported

During today’s missile strike on Kyiv, the “Okhmatdyt” hospital was affected. There are casualties and injuries, and people may still be trapped under the rubble as rescuers continue their efforts.

As a result of the strike, one of the buildings of the children’s hospital, which is one of the leading hospitals in the country and Europe, was destroyed. Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak stated that “the Russians deliberately targeted children.”

Emergency and rescue operations are ongoing at the scene. Volunteers, medical staff, police, and emergency services are involved in clearing the debris. President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that people might still be under the rubble, but the exact number of casualties is currently unknown.

“Emergency work continues directly on the territory of the ‘Okhmatdyt’ children’s hospital. The buildings are being cleared by volunteers, medical staff, police, and emergency workers. Now, National Guard forces are joining the efforts to quickly clear the debris and save any possible survivors,” said Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko during a telethon. The minister added that rescuers have a three-hour “golden time” window to save those who may be trapped under the rubble.

President Zelensky mentioned that the exact number of injured and dead in “Okhmatdyt” is still unknown.

Massive Attack on Ukraine

Russian forces launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine during the day following a night of bombardment. Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Sloviansk, and Kramatorsk were targeted. Cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and “Kinzhal” missiles were used. Over 40 missiles of various types were fired in total.

The attack resulted in damage to residential buildings, infrastructure, and the children’s hospital. Local authorities in Kryvyi Rih and Dnipro reported dozens of casualties and fatalities.

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