Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Forces Fire Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukrainian Targets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles killed at least seven people and struck a children’s hospital in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday, while another attack in the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih killed at least 10 people.

The Russian barrage targeted five Ukrainian cities with more than 40 missiles of various types, hitting apartment buildings and public infrastructure, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a social media post.

At least 20 people were killed and about 50 wounded across the country in Monday morning’s attacks, Interior Minister Ihor Klimenko said. In Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the city administration, said 10 people were killed and 31 injured in what he described as a massive missile attack. Explosions also occurred in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region, local officials said.

At the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kiev, rescue workers were searching for people under the rubble of a partially collapsed facility, Zelenskyy said, adding that the number of casualties was not yet known.

“The world should not be silent about it now, it is very important that everyone see what Russia is and what it is doing,” Zelensky said on social media.

The attack took place three days ago NATO summit In Washington, it will look at how to reassure Ukraine of the unwavering nature of the alliance Support And Provide the hope of Ukrainians Their country may be coming through Europe’s biggest conflict since World War II.

A two-storey building at the children’s hospital partially collapsed. In the hospital’s main 10-story building, windows and doors were smashed and walls charred.

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Medical personnel and local residents searched for children and medical personnel trapped under the rubble. Volunteers formed a line, passing stones and debris to each other. Smoke was still billowing from the building, and volunteers and emergency workers were working in protective masks.

It was Russia’s heaviest bombardment of Kiev in nearly four months. Including daylight attacks Kinsel hypersonic missiles, one of the most advanced Russian weapons, the Ukrainian Air Force said. Kinzel flies at 10 times the speed of sound, making it difficult to intercept. City buildings were shaken by the blast. An entire section of a multi-story building in a district of Kiev was destroyed, officials said.

Kyiv city authorities reported that debris from intercepted missiles started fires in some Kyiv neighborhoods. A thick plume of smoke billowed from several cave surroundings.

Andrii Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential office, said the attack happened at a time when many people were on the city’s streets.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said official assessments of the effects of the attack were still being carried out.

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