UN chief condemns Russian attack on children’s hospital in Ukraine: Security Council to meet to discuss

UN chief condemns Russian attack on children’s hospital in Ukraine: Security Council to meet to discuss
UN chief condemns Russian attack on children’s hospital in Ukraine: Security Council to meet to discuss

File photo of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a Security Council meeting (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterresdescribed as “particularly shocking” The deadly Russian attacks in Ukraine on Monday what they leave 33 muertos according to kyiv.

The missile strikes that “hit the National Children’s Specialized Hospital in Kyiv, which is the largest pediatric center in Ukraine, and another medical center in Kyiv, are particularly shocking,” Guterres’ spokesman said. Stephane Dujarric.

“Directing attacks against civilians and civilian objects is prohibited by international humanitarian law and any such attack is unacceptable“And it must stop immediately,” the senior official said.

For his part, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turkechoed Guterres, calling the attacks “abominable” and saying they “seriously damaged” the intensive care, surgery and oncology wards at Okhmatdit, Ukraine’s largest referral hospital for children.

“They destroyed the children’s toxicology department, where children receive dialysis. Among the victims were the sickest children in Ukraine,” said Turk, who described the incident as “abominable.”

According to the Ukrainian government, the children’s hospital had been hit by a Russian cruise missile with components produced in NATO member countries and announced a day of mourning in the capital. Russia, however, claimed that the incident was caused by failures in kyiv’s air defence system.

Rescuers work at the Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital which was damaged during a Russian missile attack (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

In that sense, the UN Security Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the Russian attack on the Children’s Hospital.

The meeting was requested by France and Ecuadorwhich were immediately seconded by the United Kingdom and United States.

The UK ambassador to the UN, Barbara Woodward, who was in that hospital earlier this year, called the attack “cowardly and depraved,” and promised, quoting his foreign minister, David Lammythat those responsible for this war will answer for their actions, as he wrote in his X account.

The US diplomatic mission said for its part that Monday’s attack was “another savage missile attack against Ukrainian civilians” and that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, “must end this inconceivable war of aggression.”

Anticipating what will be heard in the Security Council on Tuesdaythe Russian mission to the UN posted the version of the Russian Defense Ministry, which attributes the civilian casualties in today’s attacks to Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defenses based on “numerous photographs and recordings from kyiv.”

The Russian Defense Ministry added that “alleged intentional attacks on civilian buildings of the Russian Armed Forces ARE FALSE.”

The massive Russian missile attack has caused deaths in the Ukrainian capital and in the cities of Dnipro and Krivi Rig, where the Ukrainian president is from. Volodímir Zelensky.

The attack comes just ahead of this year’s NATO summit in Washington, which will once again focus on how member countries can continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

 
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