Moscow says 14 killed in Ukraine strike on eastern hospital
MOSCOW, Russia — Russia’s defense ministry accuses the Ukrainian army of striking a hospital in the eastern Luhansk region, leaving 14 dead and injuring 24 others.
On Saturday morning in the town of Novoaidar, “the Ukrainian armed forces deliberately attacked the building of a district hospital” with a US-made HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system, the ministry says in a statement.
The ministry adds that 14 were killed and 24 wounded among the “hospital patients and medical staff.”
It says that the hospital has been providing “necessary medical assistance to the local population and military personnel for many months.”
“A deliberate missile strike on a known active civilian medical facility is, without doubt, a grave war crime by the Kyiv regime,” the ministry says.
Preliminary reports indicate that a hospital was bombed this morning, killing 14 patients and medical staff and injuring at least 24 others, according to local city officials. #Novoaidar #Luhansk #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/aXAJ2AXJZg
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