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Russia’s deadly attack on children’s hospital in Ukraine prompts emergency UN Security Council meeting

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

International media reported on Monday, July 8th, on Russia’s missile attack on a children’s hospital in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. As a result of this attack, at least 36 people were killed, and dozens more were injured.

This attack, reported as the deadliest Russian attack in recent months, has been met with widespread international reactions.

In his initial response to this attack, Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, promised that the Ukrainian army would retaliate.

The United Nations described it as “shocking” and condemned it unequivocally.

The United States called Russia’s attack a “barbarity” and announced new actions by the country and its allies to bolster Ukraine’s air defenses.

As permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States, along with Ecuador and Slovenia, as non-permanent members, requested an emergency meeting scheduled to be held today, Tuesday, July 9th.

The President of Ukraine has stated that Russia attacked Kyiv and other cities, including Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Pokrovsk, with at least 40 missile strikes.

As a result of these attacks carried out on Monday morning, a specialized children’s hospital in Kyiv was also targeted.

The Russian Ministry of Defense responded to these global reactions, denying the killing of “civilians” as a result of Monday’s attacks.

In a statement, the ministry stated that the attacks targeted “military-industrial targets” and “airbases.”

The recent missile attack by Russia on a children’s hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, has sparked widespread condemnation and international concern. The tragic loss of civilian lives and the targeting of essential civilian infrastructure underscore the urgency for diplomatic efforts to mitigate further escalation of the conflict.

As global leaders and organizations mobilize for an emergency meeting at the United Nations Security Council, the international community faces a critical juncture in addressing the humanitarian crisis and advocating for peace in the region.

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