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Ukraine mourns dozens killed in Russian air attack as donations pour in

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Ukraine mourns dozens killed in Russian air attack as donations pour in

Donations pour in to rebuild children’s hospital after missile assault

Following a major Russian missile assault on Kyiv, Ukraine, at least 41 people were killed, including two at the city’s main children’s hospital. The head of the UN human rights monitoring mission indicated that the hospital was likely hit by a Russian missile, while Moscow claimed it was struck by Ukrainian anti-missile fire. Rescue operations at the hospital concluded with dozens wounded, and elsewhere in the city, 12 people were killed in a residential building collapse.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, traveling to Washington for a Nato summit, continues efforts to defend against Russian attacks. Despite Russia’s denial of targeting civilians, Zelenskyy reported nearly 400 people involved in rescue efforts with 38 dead and 190 wounded in total. To support the rebuilding of the children’s hospital, Ukrainian businesses announced significant donations.

National day of mourning observed in Ukraine

Ukraine observes a national day of mourning with flags at half-mast in memory of those killed. The children’s hospital, Okhmatdyt, which treated various diseases including cancer, has been left in ruins. Nearly 300 million hryvnia ($7.3 million) in donations have been pledged by Ukrainian businesses to help rebuild the hospital.

International support and urgent needs

Russian Kh-101 cruise missile, which was identified by the Security Service of Ukraine, caused the devastation at the hospital. The international community expresses solidarity with Ukraine, and individuals rushed to provide assistance at the scene. Kyivstar committed to donating 10 million hryvnias ($250,000) for reconstruction, with others, like Genesis founder Volodymyr Mnoholetnyi, pledging additional support.

FAQ

What caused the devastation at the children’s hospital in Kyiv?

The hospital was likely hit by a Russian missile, as indicated by the head of the UN human rights monitoring mission.

How much money has been pledged for the reconstruction of the children’s hospital?

Nearly 300 million hryvnia ($7.3 million) has been pledged by Ukrainian businesses to help rebuild the hospital.

Conclusion

The donations, support, and rescue efforts are essential as Ukraine continues to defend against Russian aggression and rebuild after devastating attacks on its cities.

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