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Russia's July 8 missile attack on Ukraine kills 4 children

9 July, 2024 Tuesday
11:40

Due to Russia's massive missile attack on Ukraine on July 8, 4 children were killed and 12 others were injured

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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office reported the information.

According to law enforcement officials, on July 8, 4 children were killed in the Russian massive missile attack on Kyiv: two girls aged 8 and 14, and 2 boys aged 8 and 10. In addition, 10 children aged 2 to 17 sustained injuries of varying severity.

A 16-year-old teenager was wounded in the attack on Novoekonomichne village in the Donetsk region. Also on July 8, Russian troops attacked the village of Ochakivske in the Mykolaiv region, injuring a 5-year-old girl.

According to the official information of juvenile prosecutors, as of the morning of July 9, 2024, a total of 559 children have been killed as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression. Over 1,449 were injured of varying severity.

Russia's massive attack on Ukraine on July 8

During the massive missile attack on July 8, over 40 missiles of various types struck various cities in Ukraine.

In particular, Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine. As a result, there were numerous killed and wounded in the Kyiv region, Kryvyi Rih, Pokrovsk, Dnipro, and Kyiv.

As of this morning, 27 people were killed and 117 injured in the capital as a result of the missile strike. Damage was recorded in 7 districts of the city.

In the Shevchenkivskyi district, Russian forces attacked the Okhmatdyt children's hospital. Two adults were killed (one of them a doctor), and 10 were injured. Several other buildings were damaged. Work is underway to clear the rubble and search for people.

In another location in the district, one block of a multi-storey residential building was completely destroyed, while the rest were damaged. 

Debris was also recorded falling in Solomianskyi, Dniprovskyi, Darnytskyi, Desnianskyi, and Holosiivskyi districts.

Later, on July 8, Russian forces struck Kyiv for the second time. Civilians were killed and injured as a result of the missile fragments falling on the medical center.

In Kryvyi Rih, 10 people were killed in the attack and 47 others were wounded. 

"There are no soldiers among the killed or wounded - all of them are civilians," emphasized Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the city's defense council.

In Dnipro city, a multi-storey building, an enterprise, and a service station were damaged. One person was reported killed and 12 injured.

In addition, on the morning of July 8, Russian troops attacked a company in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region. It has been preliminarily established that they fired from Smerch MLRS.

Invading Russian forces targeted a private enterprise. The explosion killed three employees on the spot. Three more people were injured.

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