Dozens dead as Russia launches daylight attacks on Ukraine cities

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a series of missile strikes on several Ukrainian cities – including the capital Kyiv – killing and wounding dozens and damaging a children’s cancer hospital.

In the biggest bombardment for several months the rockets – fired in broad daylight – also hit the southern cities of Dnipro, Kropyvnytskyi and Kryviy Rih.

At least seven people were killed and others are injured after a missile attack on Kyiv, local authorities say, while at least 20 people have been killed and 31 injured in the central city of Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipro region.

The strikes took place on the eve of the NATO summit in Washington, where Ukraine hopes to receive long-term aid commitments from the allies amid Europe’s biggest conflict since the Second World War.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is visiting Poland, said that Russia had fired some 40 missiles at targets across the country…”

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