UN assessment suggests Ukraine children’s hospital hit by Russian missile

GENEVA (Reuters) – A lethal strike on a children’s hospital in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, was likely caused by a direct hit from a Russian missile, the head of the U.N. human rights monitoring mission said on Tuesday, citing its own analysis.

“Analysis of the video footage and an assessment made at the incident site indicates a high likelihood that the children’s hospital suffered a direct hit rather than receiving damage due to an intercepted weapon system,” said Danielle Bell, head of mission for the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

She added that her team, who visited the site on Monday, could not make a final determination but that the missile appeared to have been launched by the Russian Federation.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Miranda Murray)


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