Kyiv casualty count rises to 117 injured, 27 dead. Russia's missile strike kills four children
The aftermath of the Russian attack on the Okhmatdyt hospital (Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs)

The number of casualties from Russia's massive strike on Kyiv on July 8 has increased to 27 dead and 117 injured, according to the Kyiv City State Administration. Among those killed by the occupying army are four children.

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"As of this morning in Kyiv, the missile strike has resulted in 27 deaths and 117 injuries. Four children are among the deceased," the statement reads.

On July 8, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukrainian regions using various types of missiles. The occupiers targeted Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Sloviansk, and Kramatorsk. In total, Russia attacked Ukraine with 38 missiles – air defense systems destroyed 30.

The Okhmatdyt children's hospital in Kyiv was hit during the attack. Debris clearing efforts continue there.

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