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Biden responds to Russia's missile strikes on Ukraine and calls not to ignore aggression

Biden responds to Russia's missile strikes on Ukraine and calls not to ignore aggression Joe Biden, President of the US (photo: Getty Images)

President of the US Joe Biden has denounced yesterday's Russian mass missile bombardment of several cities in Ukraine as a horrendous reminder of the aggressor country's brutality, according to the Twitter account of the American president.

"Russia’s missile strikes that today killed dozens of Ukrainian civilians and caused damage and casualties at Kyiv’s largest children’s hospital are a horrific reminder of Russia's brutality," Biden stated in his post.

The US leader emphasized the importance of support for Ukraine from partner countries and allies. He also noted that the world must not turn a blind eye to Moscow's aggression.

"It is critical that the world continues to stand with Ukraine at this important moment and that we not ignore Russian aggression," the American president wrote.

He added that this week he will welcome his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a planned summit of NATO leaders in Washington, D.C.

"This week, I will be welcoming President Zelenskyy and NATO leaders to Washington D.C., and I will be meeting with President Zelenskyy to make clear our support for Ukraine is unshakeable," Biden declared.

Combined missile strike by Russia on Ukraine

On the morning and afternoon of July 8, the Russian military launched a mass rocket strike on cities in Ukraine. A total of 38 missiles were fired, successfully intercepting 30 airborne targets. Earlier reports indicated that the first strike hit the Okhmatdyt children's hospital, where efforts are ongoing to clear debris and search for potential casualties trapped underneath. During a subsequent rocket strike in the Dniprovsky district, a multi-story building of a medical center was damaged.

Details on the aftermath of the bombardment can be found in the article by RBC-Ukraine.

Earlier on the evening of July 8, President Zelenskyy stated that Western partners could help stop Russian rocket terror against Ukraine through strong actions, rather than just expressing sympathy or concern.