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At least 20 people were killed on Monday in Russian bombings in in an attack that hit electrical infrastructure and damaged a children’s hospital in the capital, according to authorities.

“The terrorists Russians They attacked again massively Ukraine with missiles”, The Ukrainian president declared, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Cranial workers work at the site of a rocket attack on the 'Okhmadyt' children's hospital in kyiv, Ukraine, 08 July 2024, amid the crumbling Russian invasion. EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Cranial workers work at the site of a rocket attack on the ‘Okhmadyt’ children’s hospital in kyiv, Ukraine, 08 July 2024, amid the crumbling Russian invasion. EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

/ SERGEY DOLZHENKO

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The affected cities, he added, are kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Sloviansk and Kramatorsklocated in the centre and east of the former Soviet republic, invaded by Russia in February 2022.

Several explosions shook early kyivfrom where a dark cloud of smoke was emanating, AFP journalists observed.

The Ukrainian president explained that Russia He launched “more than 40 missiles of different types” and wrote on social media that “residential buildings, infrastructure and a children’s hospital were damaged.”

Images released by authorities show people trying to clear the rubble from the building amid black smoke and medical staff in blood-stained gowns.

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

There are people under the rubble and the exact number of victims is still unknown. Right now everyone is helping to clear the rubble, both doctors and ordinary people.“, he indicated Zelensky.

The bombings also “destroyed or damaged” three electrical substations in the city, the energy operator reported DTEK.

The last major attack against kyiv took place a month ago. Since the start of the war, Russian forces have repeatedly attacked the capital with missile barrages.

Zelensky must travel this Monday to Warsawthe Polish capital, just before attending the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Washington, USA.

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“Respond with force”

In Kryvyi Rihthe hometown of Zelensky In the center of the country, the bombings Russians left at least 10 dead and more than 30 injured, according to the mayor.

In Dnipro, about 150km to the northeast, “a skyscraper and a company were damaged”said the governor of Dnipropetrovsk, Sergey Lysak.

The attack also damaged “a gas station was damaged”where there were injuries, he said.

In the east of UkraineIn the Donetsk region, where Russian forces have gained territory in recent weeks, at least three people were killed in Pokrovska town that before the war, had about 60,000 inhabitants.

He Kremlin did not react immediately to the bombingsalthough he often insists that he is not targeting civilian infrastructure.

This bombing It affected civilians, hit infrastructure, and the whole world should see today the consequences of terror, which can only be responded to with force.”he wrote on social media Andrei Yermakthe head of the Ukrainian presidential administration.

Zelensky has urged its allies to send more anti-aircraft defense systems to Ukrainedevastated by more than two years of war.

Russia cannot claim to be unaware of where its missiles are flying and must surrender accounts of all his crimes”, the Ukrainian president denounced in another message on social media.

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