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A Russian missile attack on today completely destroyed one of the buildings of one of the most important children’s clinics in the causing scenes of chaos, panic and helplessness, as well as displays of solidarity from hundreds of residents, soldiers and workers who came to bring food and water and joined in the rubble clearing efforts.

According to the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klichkoso far the death of two adults in the children’s center has been confirmed OchmatditOne of them was a doctor. At least 16 people were injured, including seven children.

Staff and volunteers take part in the work of clearing rubble at the children's hospital in kyiv attacked by Russia on Monday. EFE/ Marcel Gascón

Staff and volunteers take part in the work of clearing rubble at the children’s hospital in kyiv attacked by Russia on Monday. EFE/ Marcel Gascón

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My son Sasha was in the trauma ward. There was an explosion and we had to get out very quickly. There were many injured children under the rubble.”he told EFE Natalia Sheyan While waiting outside the hospital with her child to be transferred to her home region, Chernihivnorth of kyiv.

Sheyan He explained that his son must receive treatment again within a month, but he fears that this will not be possible due to the destruction caused by the attack. “His doctor also has a head injury that he suffered while protecting another child during the explosion,” added the mother, visibly affected.

I don’t know what else to say, I’m in a state of ‘shock‘ and I can’t understand how they can attack a hospital with children“the woman said before putting her arms around her son again.

Around him, a crowd of Ambulances occupied the closed street transporting children in the most precarious situationa. Fire trucks entered the perimeter of the hospital to continue clearing the rubble.

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A human chain for clearing debris

On the bricks and ironwork of the hospital wing completely destroyed in the Russian bombing, firefighters, rescue service personnel, hospital doctors and simple volunteers without uniforms formed a human chain that extended towards another area less affected by the attack.

Pieces of concrete, pipes torn out by the impact and other items were passed from hand to hand. detached fragments of what only a few hours before was a building, trying to clear the place in case of a possible any victims appear.

Members of the emergency services participate in the work of clearing debris at the children's hospital in kyiv attacked by Russia on Monday. EFE/ Emergency Services of Ukraine

Members of the emergency services participate in the work of clearing debris at the children’s hospital in kyiv attacked by Russia on Monday. EFE/ Emergency Services of Ukraine

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Others entered the enclosure carrying jugs and bottles of water.

In the face of increasing crowding, A police officer with a megaphone asked civilians to leave the area. to make way for debris-clearing machinery and give more space to professionals.

Other wings of the hospital suffered serious damage on its facades and exterior rooms. Next to one of these buildings, health personnel He distributed first aid supplies to the slightly injured who had not left the scene.

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At least ten dead in the capital

At least a dozen people died today in the Ukrainian capital as a result of a Massive Russian missile attack in broad daylightwhich caused damage in several residential areas of the city. This is the first mass attack against kyiv after several weeks without lethal Russian bombings.

The missile strikes have caused shock waves in other districts of the capital. “It’s the third time already,” The owner of a hamburger restaurant located near the center of the city told EFE when asked about the effects of the bombing on his business. kyiv.

The owners of other establishments swept up the glass from the broken windows and a street vendor continued to display her fruit while the police cordoned off the road, covered with pieces of metal from the buildings hit.

The launching of missiles against kyiv has been accompanied by attacks on other Ukrainian cities.

The Russian attack on kyiv on Monday, in which a children's hospital was also damaged, local authorities said. EFE/ Operativny Zsu

The Russian attack on kyiv on Monday, in which a children’s hospital was also damaged, local authorities said. EFE/ Operativny Zsu

The most affected, apart from the capital, has been the industrial city of Krivi Rigin central Ukraine and where the president is from Volodymyr ZelenskyTen people have died there as a result of Russian bombing.

As reported by the president Zelensky, Russia This morning, the Ukrainian cities of Krivi RigDnipro (center) and Sloviansk and Kramatorsk (east) with more than 40 missiles of various types.

In Dnipro One person died, according to the mayor.

This new massive attack occurs on the eve of the celebration in Washington of the annual summit of the NATOwhich will have as its priority theme the Alliance support for Ukraine in the face of Russian military aggression.

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