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Ukraine-Russia war live: Two dead in Putin ‘double tap’ missile attack that hits railway station near Kharkiv

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Sunday 14 July 2024 17:07
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Russian forces launched a “double tap” missile attack on a small town near Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv on Saturday.

Prosecutors said that one of the missile attacks was targeted at the railway station in Budy, southwest of Kharkiv. A second missile hit the area after rescue teams arrived, they said.

Two people, an emergency services official and a police officer, were reportedly killed in the attack. Officials also reported four dead in a series of attacks in the Donetsk region and two more in the southern Kherson region.

A further 25 people have been injured in the incidents, including two children. It comes as Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the shooting of former US president Donald Trump.

He said there was “no justification” for such violence and that he was “relieved” that Trump was safe and wished him “a speedy recovery”.

Mr Zelensky has recently visited Ireland after a trip to Washington for the Nato summit.


Thanks for following along with our coverage, we are pausing the live blog for now.

Here is the latest update on Russian shelling in the Kherson region:

“Russian shelling of Ukraine killed three people on Saturday, officials said, as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot.

Two people died in Ukraine’s partly occupied Kherson region and two were wounded in the attack close to the regional capital, said Gov. Oleksandr Prokudin. Another person died Saturday afternoon and 16 were wounded in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, according to Gov. Oleh Syniehubov.

An oil depot in the Tsimlyansky district, deep inside Russia’s southwestern Rostov region, was set ablaze in the early hours of Saturday following a Ukrainian drone attack — the latest long-range strike by Kyiv’s forces on a border region.”

Shelling kills 3 in Ukraine as a drone attack sparks fire at an oil depot in Russia

Russian shelling of Ukraine has killed three people as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot

Holly Bancroft14 July 2024 11:25

‘The whole room was covered in blood’: Inside the Russian missile strike on a Kyiv children’s hospital

‘The room was covered in blood’: Inside Russian strike on Kyiv children’s hospital

Warning, distressing content: A mother who was waiting with her eight-year-old daughter for surgery in the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital in central Kyiv tells Tom Watling of her terrifying experience as Russia fired multiple missiles at the complex

Tom Watling11 July 2024 06:00

Kyiv children’s hospital hit by Russian missile and not Ukrainian air defence, private investigators say

Kyiv hospital hit by Russian missile, not Ukrainian air defence, investigators say

Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital struck by Kh-101 cruise missile, Ukrainian investigation agency Molfar claims

Tom Watling11 July 2024 07:00

Keir Starmer allows British missiles for strikes against targets inside Russia

Ukrainian forces can now use British missiles for defensive strikes against target inside Russian territory, Keir Starmer told Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky at the Nato summit.

New defence secretary in his administration, John Healey, signalled the move but did not share details of the “operational arrangements”. Britain, he said, “will do all we can to help Ukraine in their fight to repel Putin’s invasion”.

“We provide weapons equipment where we can for them to defend themselves, and as we do for ourselves and any other nation in conflict, we require, because it’s international law, that war is conducted within those rules of the Geneva Convention,” Mr Healey told Sky News yesterday.

Arpan Rai11 July 2024 07:04

Russia launches missiles and drones on Ukraine, military says

Russia launched two Iskander-M ballistic missiles and six Shahed drones in an attack on Ukraine in the early hours today, Ukrainian air force said.

One person was injured in the missile strike on the northeastern region of Sumy, according to the regional authorities.

Ukrainian air defence said it shot down all six drones launched by Russia over four Ukrainian regions.

Mykolaiv regional governor said drone debris caused a fire in an open area, which has since been put out, and reported no casualties.

The authorities in the western regions of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Khmelnytskyi reported no casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure.

Arpan Rai11 July 2024 07:36

Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest hospital complicates treatment of kids with cancer

The National Cancer Institute in Kyiv was busier than usual after a Russian missile struck Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital this week, forcing the evacuation of dozens of its young patients battling cancer.

Russia’s heaviest bombardment of the Ukrainian capital in four months severely damaged Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital on Monday, terrorising families and severely impacting their children already battling life-threatening diseases.

Now, some families face a dilemma of where to continue their children’s treatment.

Oksana Halak only learned about her 2-year-old son Dmytro’s diagnosis — acute lymphoblastic leukemia — at the beginning of June. She immediately decided to have him treated at Okhmatdyt, “because it is one of the best hospitals in Europe.”

She and Dmytro were in the hospital for his treatment when sirens blared across the city. They couldn’t run to the shelter as the little boy was on an IV. “It is vitally important not to interrupt these IVs,” Halak said.

Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest hospital complicates treatment of kids with cancer

Russia’s heaviest bombardment of Kyiv in four months has had severe consequences, paralyzing the operations of the country’s largest children’s hospital and severely affecting the young patients already battling life-threatening diseases

Arpan Rai11 July 2024 07:45

UK-supplied weapons to be used to strike Russia

British-supplied missiles can be used by Ukraine to strike targets inside Russia, the UK has told Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

UK defence secretary John Healey green-lighted Kyiv’s use of Storm Shadow missiles for defensive strikes inside Russian territory on Wednesday.

Signalling the move, but declining to get into “operational arrangements”, John Healey, the new defence secretary, told Sky News that Britain “will do all we can to help Ukraine in their fight to repel Putin’s invasion”.

Alexander Butler11 July 2024 08:31

Russia outlaws The Moscow Times as ‘undesirable’ organisation

Russia’s prosecutor general’s office has labelled The Moscow Times an “undesirable” organisation, a designation that bans Russians from working with or having links to the outlet.

“The work of the outlet is aimed at discrediting the decisions of the leadership of the Russian Federation in both foreign and domestic policy,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Russia introduced its “undesirable” list in 2015 to crack down on foreign NGOs and ban Russians from working with or donating to them.

Alexander Butler11 July 2024 08:54

Pictured: Starmer meets Zelensky at the Nato summit in Washington

Keir Starmer meets Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the Nato summit in Washington
Keir Starmer meets Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the Nato summit in Washington (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Alexander Butler11 July 2024 08:56

Putin should be put on trial for war crimes, Gordon Brown says

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has urged the British government to help put Vladimir Putin on trial for war crimes over his invasion of Ukraine.

Mr Brown, 73, said the “time for action” against Mr Putin “was now” and urged the new Labour government to help in putting Russian leadership on trial.

“I believe the new UK government, whose prime minister and foreign secretary have already supported the call for action on the crime of aggression, will add to the urgency of putting the Russian leadership on trial for the full totality of the harm it has inflicted,” Mr Brown wrote in The Guardian.

“It will send a message that there is no hiding place from prosecution for aggressors – and no immunity for war criminals, whether presidents or not. Anger and outrage are not enough. The time for action against Putin is now.”

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for Putin to be tried for war crimes
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for Putin to be tried for war crimes (PA Archive)

Alexander Butler11 July 2024 09:07

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