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Taiwan to allocate $200,000 to Okhmatdyt hospital after Russian strike

Taiwan to allocate $200,000 to Okhmatdyt hospital after Russian strike Photo: Aftermath of the attack on Okhmatdyt children's hospital (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine).

Taiwan will provide $200,000 to purchase basic necessities for Okhmatdyt children's hospital, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry, responding to yesterday's Russian missile attack on Okhmatdyt, emphasized that it "strongly condemns Russia's atrocities of attacking hospitals and killing children."

According to the press release, about $1 million from Taiwan's donations since the beginning of the full-scale war has been used to help Okhmatdyt. The money was used to buy medical equipment and replenish medical energy.

The ministry called on the Chinese mission in Poland to express condolences to the hospital's president.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the Chinese representative office in Poland to express condolences to the president of the hospital, and at the same time announced a donation of US$200,000 to provide the medical supplies needed for the hospital to purchase and will continue to provide necessary assistance," the statement said.

The ministry also added that it called on Russia to respect Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, to stop the aggression as soon as possible and restore peace.

Attack on Okhmatdyt

During yesterday's massive shelling of Ukraine, one of the missiles hit the Okhmatdyt children's hospital in Kyiv. Dozens of doctors were injured as a result of the attack. There were also reports of children being injured.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians had deliberately hit the hospital. A video posted online shows that the hospital was hit by a missile, not by fallen debris.

In response to the tragedy, China called on Russia and Ukraine to show restraint and adhere to "three principles of de-escalation".