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Russia kills 33 in Kyiv during massive missile strike on July 8

Russia kills 33 in Kyiv during massive missile strike on July 8 Photo: Russian shelling of Okhmatdyt (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine).
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In Kyiv, 33 people were killed in a Russian attack on July 8, according to the Kyiv City Military Administration.

"As of the morning of July 10, 9 a.m., 34 people have been killed in Kyiv as a result of the Russian missile attack on July 8," the statement says.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that emergency rescue operations in the capital had been completed after the massive Russian missile attack on July 8.

"Unfortunately, 34 people died as a result of Russian shelling of the city's civilian infrastructure, including 5 children," he says.

In particular, 2 people were killed in the Okhmatdyt hospital, 14 people, including 5 children, were killed in a residential building on Volodymyr Salskyi Street, 7 people were killed in the Dominion business center, and 9 people were killed in the Adonis clinic. 2 people were killed near the Lukianivska metro station.

In addition, 121 people, including 10 children, were injured in the Russian shelling.

Rescuers managed to rescue 10 people as a result of prompt actions. 3 of them were children.

Updated 13:13

The Kyiv City Military Administration clarified the number of casualties resulting from the Russian attack.

"After conducting additional examinations, the number of fatalities from the missile strike on 08.07.2024 has been clarified. 33 people died in Kyiv, not 34 as previously reported in the preliminary operational summaries," the Administration reported.

Russian shelling of Kyiv

On July 8, 2024, Russian troops launched another missile attack on Ukraine. One of the missiles hit the Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv.

The Russian strike caused significant damage and patients had to be evacuated. In addition, 2 substations were destroyed during the Russian attack on the Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital. They were supplying electricity to the entire territory of the hospital.

Against this backdrop, Germany has already declared its readiness to accept Ukrainian children who were hospitalized at Okhmatdyt for treatment. In addition, Slovakia wants to accept some of the children who were patients of Okhmatdyt for treatment.

In addition, Russia struck a residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi district, which destroyed an entire entrance of a residential building.

Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko called on the IAEA to convene an emergency meeting over the Russian attack on Okhmatdyt.

Read more about the Russian attack on Ukraine in RBC-Ukraine's report.