Russia targets clinic in Dnipro, Ukraine


At least one person was killed and 15 wounded in a Russian missile strike on a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, May 26, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

He denounced the attack as a crime against humanity, and the Ukrainian Defense Ministry called it a serious war crime under the Geneva Conventions, which set out how soldiers and civilians should be treated in war.

Footage shared by a regional governor and Zelenskyy showed firefighters working to put out a roaring fire in a devastated hospital building.

Much of the upper floor had been badly damaged, as had an adjacent building and cars parked nearby.

The burning building seen in the videos was verified as the Dnipropetrovsk City Hospital No. 14 by matching it and nearby buildings and road layout to file and satellite imagery of the area.

“Another (Russian) missile attack, another crime against humanity,” Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter.

“The buildings of a psychological clinic and a veterinary clinic in the city of Dnipro were destroyed. As of now, one person was killed and 15 were wounded.”

Ukrainian officials said earlier on Friday that air defenses had shot down 10 missiles and more than 20 drones launched by Russia in overnight attacks on the capital Kyiv, Dnipro and eastern regions.

Russia, which launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine 15 months ago, did not immediately comment on the reported air strikes but said Ukraine had struck two regions in southern Russia with a rocket and a drone.