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What you described looks more like classical Ukrainian style attack actually.
you need to source that claim.

Even if it was, there is no possibility that it missed or was jammed or malfunctioned?
there could have been a doubt if the strike was a single occurrence, but the previous double taps and the systematic targeting of healthcare facilities say otherwise.

could also be a mistake by a military planner that doesn't know it's a war crime to target hospitals, wouldn't be the only one to ignore that.

You are changing topics, i was advocating against Russian deliberate strikes at children's hospitals, not hospitals as a whole, Hitting such an important part of infrastructure is a good strategic game, especially if those hospitals are military ones, and lots of civilian hospitals are used for that matter. Also Kryvyi Rih is a town near the border with a frontline, its being bombed every week and its not because Zelensky lived there, come on.

Still, it is a war crime, even when there are no children inside.


Before the strike on the Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv, the W.H.O. documented 18 deaths and 81 injuries from more than 175 attacks on health care infrastructure in Ukraine for the first half of 2024. The organization also recorded 44 attacks on medical vehicles in that period.

In all of 2023, the organization tallied 22 deaths and 117 injuries from 350 such attacks, and 45 more specifically on medical vehicles like ambulances. Other organizations put the death toll even higher.
Attacks on civilian hospitals are prohibited under Article 18 of the Geneva Convention, which was ratified by United Nations member states after World War II. And Article 20 of the convention says that health care workers must be protected by all warring parties.

Russia has repeatedly attacked Ukrainian health care infrastructure, experts say, in a campaign that some say amounts to war crimes.
“We are constantly having to review where we are working and pull back from areas that become impossible,” said Christopher Stokes, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in Ukraine. The war there has stretched on for more than two years.

Earlier this year, the organization tried to set up an emergency department in the Kherson region, but the hospital kept being bombarded, Mr. Stokes said. By the sixth attack, he said, the decision was made to abandon the effort.
Uliana Poltavets, the emergency response coordinator for Physicians for Human Rights, documents attacks on health care infrastructure and said she heard the explosion from the strike Monday morning in Kyiv. She said it was part of “a pattern of violence” that had been repeated in Ukraine since February 2022, when the war began.

“The full-scale invasion began with an attack on a maternity home in Mariupol,” she said. “Three years into war, children are seemingly targeted.”
 
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Whether it was Ukrainian or Russian missile doesn't matter here, you'd blame Russia in any case.
It matters only in internal Russian discussions.
It is the Russian propaganda that murdering Ukrainans is the internal matter. It is very important to talk about these internationally.
The internal Russian discussions are sent to prison.
 
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Peace May Be Possible in Ukraine After All​


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both consistently expressed their unwillingness to engage in any discussions with one another.
But that may finally be changing with a shift from the Ukrainian side.

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The one to release this as a trial balloon was not Zelensky, but his chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, who is solidifying his position as a central figure in Kyiv. Recently, during a conference call with journalists from around the world, Yermak mentioned that working groups are already preparing a follow-up gathering organized by China, which has the potential to bring an end to the war. "We are looking for the possibility, in the second summit, to invite a representative of Russia, and together present the joint plan," Yermak said, after which he clarified: "This will be a real plan which will be very difficult to dispute... a real road map how to stop this war and how to resolve the crisis."

The comment stirred muted discontent on social platforms, yet it did not incite the entire Ukrainian population. After a brief wait, Zelensky confidently stepped forward and declared that he had no intention of prolonging the conflict. "We don't have much time," he told journalists in Brussels on June 27. "We have a lot of injured, killed, both military and civilians. So, we do not want this war to last for years. Therefore, we have to prepare this plan and put it on the table at the second peace summit." Undoubtedly, these words were aimed not so much at the press representatives as at the Kremlin. To ensure his message was crystal clear, Zelensky reiterated this the following day during a press conference in Kyiv alongside Slovenian President Natasa Pirc Musar.


It is the Russian propaganda that murdering Ukrainans is the internal matter. It is very important to talk about these internationally.
The internal Russian discussions are sent to prison.
I understand that spitting out incoherent hatred is a certain way to score points here.
But if you are replying to someone's post, at least take effort to read and understand it.
 
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Peace May Be Possible in Ukraine After All​


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both consistently expressed their unwillingness to engage in any discussions with one another.
But that may finally be changing with a shift from the Ukrainian side.

<...>

The one to release this as a trial balloon was not Zelensky, but his chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, who is solidifying his position as a central figure in Kyiv. Recently, during a conference call with journalists from around the world, Yermak mentioned that working groups are already preparing a follow-up gathering organized by China, which has the potential to bring an end to the war. "We are looking for the possibility, in the second summit, to invite a representative of Russia, and together present the joint plan," Yermak said, after which he clarified: "This will be a real plan which will be very difficult to dispute... a real road map how to stop this war and how to resolve the crisis."

The comment stirred muted discontent on social platforms, yet it did not incite the entire Ukrainian population. After a brief wait, Zelensky confidently stepped forward and declared that he had no intention of prolonging the conflict. "We don't have much time," he told journalists in Brussels on June 27. "We have a lot of injured, killed, both military and civilians. So, we do not want this war to last for years. Therefore, we have to prepare this plan and put it on the table at the second peace summit." Undoubtedly, these words were aimed not so much at the press representatives as at the Kremlin. To ensure his message was crystal clear, Zelensky reiterated this the following day during a press conference in Kyiv alongside Slovenian President Natasa Pirc Musar.



I understand that spitting out incoherent hatred is a certain way to score points here.
But if you are replying to someone's post, at least take effort to read and understand it.

Will you oppose Russia's next war or will you mysteriously resume your volunteer propagandist duties absent of any coercion?
 
Russia's ideal of peace is being slapped in the wrist for warmongering, conquering territories and murdering civilians!
 
A peace plan together with the Russians ? That would be difficult to dispute indeed. If you agree on that there is no longer any need for a peace conference, there are only two sides involved in this war.
 
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Speaking of "incoherent hatred" and its application.
What's a tragedy for normal humans is an opportunity for trolling and gloating among the known type of scum.
The menu of a UN luncheon hosted by Russia the day after Russia bombed Kyiv:

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"Chicken Kiev" is a real and popular dish existing for decades, unlike things like "Crocus city set" or "Darya Dugina steak" served in Ukrainian caffee.
 
There may be peace when Russia is stripped of its means to continually wage war and genocide against its own neighbors. Meanwhile -

NATO allies commit to sending dozens of air defense systems to Ukraine, including four Patriots​

The U.S. and an array of other NATO allies will send Ukraine dozens of air defense systems in the coming months, including at least four of the powerful Patriot systems that Kyiv has been desperately seeking to help fight off Russian advances in the war, according to a new joint agreement.

“Today I’m announcing a historic donation of air defense equipment for Ukraine,” President Joe Biden said Tuesday at the opening of the NATO summit in Washington. “The United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Italy will provide Ukraine with the equipment for five additional strategic air defense systems.”

In addition, he said that in the coming months the United States and others will provide dozens of other tactical air defense systems and hundreds of munitions for them.


https://apnews.com/article/ukraine-nato-summit-patriot-air-defense-6bf639e3a76e9ea8adbdadabd2660490


Putin bombing hospitals had an effect it seems; just not the one he intended, as it is typical for Putin's long and bloody history of miscalculations.
 
"Chicken Kiev" is a real and popular dish existing for decades, unlike things like "Crocus city set" or "Darya Dugina steak" served in Ukrainian caffee.

1. Chicken Kiev is not a popular dish by any measure. It was obviously chosen for its name, same as the Russian Valley in the wine selection.
2. Learn the difference between a private café in Ukraine barely anyone heard about and an official luncheon in UN.
 
1. Chicken Kiev is not a popular dish by any measure. It was obviously chosen for its name, same as the Russian Valley in the wine selection.
It is popular in Russia, don't know about Ukraine. Almost every Russian/Ukrainian cuisine restaurant has it in the menu.
2. Learn the difference between a private café in Ukraine barely anyone heard about and an official luncheon in UN.
Learn the difference between offering ordinary dish, and steak named after the woman who burned in her car as a result of terrorist attack committed by your government.
 
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woman who burned in her car as a result of terrorist attack committed by your government.
A random Russian woman, was she? Just like tens of thousands of random Ukrainians that were killed during the Russian invasion? It's not like you didn't know who she was, but hey it's your usual bad faith rhetorical tricks.
She was not just a woman. Although I do regret that the likely intended target, her father, survived.

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India's Modi tells Putin that 'heart bleeds' over deaths of children in war​


MOSCOW, July 9 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the death of innocent children was painful and terrifying, a day after a lethal strike on a children's hospital in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
The visiting Indian leader used emotive language to deliver an implicit rebuke to Putin at a summit intended to underscore the deepening partnership between their two countries.

Winding up his two-day trip, the two sides set out nine key areas for closer cooperation, ranging from nuclear energy to medicine, and said they aimed to boost bilateral trade by more than half to hit $100 billion by 2030.
But given that Putin has rarely been publicly criticised face-to-face over the war in Ukraine by the leader of a country that Russia sees as a friend, Modi's televised comments were striking.

"Whether it is war, conflict or a terrorist attack, any person who believes in humanity is pained when there is loss of lives," Modi said.
"But even in that, when innocent children are killed, the heart bleeds and that pain is very terrifying."
Ukraine says it has recovered fragments of a Russian Kh-101 cruise missile at the Kyiv children's hospital which was hit on Monday during a wave of Russian attacks that killed 44 Ukrainians, including four children, across the country.

At the hospital itself, two adults were killed and Interfax Ukraine said eight children were among about 50 people wounded.
Russia said, without providing evidence, that it was a Ukrainian anti-missile system that struck the hospital.
Modi appeared to criticise Russia once before over its actions in Ukraine when he told Putin in September 2022 that "today's era is not an era of war". Putin said at that time he understood Modi's concerns.

India, however, has not condemned Russia's invasion and has taken the opportunity to buy record amounts of discounted Russian oil as sanctions have decimated Moscow's trade with the West.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, accompanying Modi on the trip, said India wanted to further strengthen energy ties and could seek deals with Rosneft (ROSN.MM)
, opens new tab and other leading Russian oil firms. The two countries said they were also exploring an increase in Russian coal sales to India.
In joint statements, they further outlined plans for closer cooperation in developing the Northern Sea Route through Arctic waters and for working together in space exploration, among other areas.

SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP​

For Russia, India has become an increasingly important partner, both economically and diplomatically, as Moscow seeks to demonstrate that Western attempts to isolate it over the war in Ukraine have failed.
Putin, speaking before Modi, said their two countries enjoyed a "particularly privileged strategic partnership".
"I thank you for the attention you are paying to the most acute problems including trying to find ways to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, above all by peaceful means, of course," he said.
Modi told him: "Solutions are not possible on the battleground. Amidst guns, bullets and bombs, peace talks cannot be successful. We have to find the path to peace only through talks."
Putin did not visibly react to Modi's remarks and it was not clear if they had influenced the summit's course. The Kremlin said an expected round of delegation-level talks would not take place as the two leaders had covered the agenda in full.

SENSITIVE TIMING​

The timing of the Ukrainian hospital incident was embarrassing for Modi, just as he began his visit on Monday.
As Modi shared his image hugging Putin on social media, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said it was a "huge disappointment and a devastating blow to peace efforts to see the leader of the world's largest democracy hug the world's most bloody criminal in Moscow on such a day".
The U.S. State Department said on Monday it had raised concerns with India about its relationship with Russia. Separately, President Joe Biden called the latest attacks on Ukraine "a horrific reminder of Russia's brutality".
Russia said it struck military targets and the Kremlin repeated its insistence that Russia does not target civilians.
Swasti Rao, Eurasia expert at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses think-tank in New Delhi, said Modi's stance was aimed at projecting India as a credible mediator between Russia and Ukraine and "trying to reinstate the international community's faith in India as a credible actor" which opposed violence.
It was also meant to remind Moscow, Rao said, that "at the end of the day we are a valuable partner, you're a valuable partner, but then we also stand by the U.N. Charter and international law".
 

US and Germany foiled Russian plot to assassinate CEO of arms manufacturer sending weapons to Ukraine​



US intelligence discovered earlier this year that the Russian government planned to assassinate the chief executive of a powerful German arms manufacturer that has been producing artillery shells and military vehicles for Ukraine, according to five US and western officials familiar with the episode.

The plot was one of a series of Russian plans to assassinate defense industry executives across Europe who were supporting Ukraine’s war effort, these sources said. The plan to kill Armin Papperger, a white-haired goliath who has led the German manufacturing charge in support of Kyiv, was the most mature.

When the Americans learned of the effort, they informed Germany, whose security services were then able to protect Papperger and foil the plot. A high-level German government official confirmed that Berlin was warned about the plot by the US.

For more than six months, Russia has been carrying out a sabotage campaign across Europe, largely by proxy. It has recruited local amateurs for everything from arson attacks on warehouses linked to arms for Ukraine to petty acts of vandalism — all designed to stymie the flow of weapons from the West to Ukraine and blunt public support for Kyiv.

But the intelligence suggesting that Russia was willing to assassinate private citizens underlined to Western officials just how far Moscow was willing to go in a parallel shadow war it is waging across the west.

 

In a post on X after the meeting with Sir Keir, President Zelenskyy said: "This morning, I learned about the permission to use Storm Shadow missiles against military targets in Russian territory.

"Today we had the opportunity to discuss the practical implementation of this decision. I'm grateful to the UK for its unwavering support for Ukraine and our people."

However, reacting to the news, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said: "If this is so then, of course, this is another absolutely irresponsible step towards escalating tensions and seriously escalating the situation."

Dimitry Peskov told Reuters: "We will be watching this very thoroughly and respond accordingly."


The US just announced plans to place new long-range weapons in its European ally Germany in 2026.

The planned deployment of new weapons systems to Germany follows the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and comes as NATO learns key lessons from the war in Ukraine, one being the value of ground-launched long-range strike options.

The US and Germany released a statement on Wednesday on the coming "episodic deployments of the long-range fires capabilities of its Multi-Domain Task Force in Germany in 2026, as part of planning for enduring stationing of these capabilities in the future."
The allies wrote that "these conventional long-range fires units will include SM-6, Tomahawk, and developmental hypersonic weapons, which have significantly longer range than current land-based fires in Europe."

The Ukraine war has highlighted the value of being able to effectively conduct long-range, stand-off attacks.

Russia has used its arsenal of long-range ballistic and cruise missiles, often in concert with one-way attack drones, to target Ukrainian cities and critical infrastructure, and for Ukraine, Western-provided Army Tactical Missile Systems and Storm Shadow cruise missiles have given it the ability to hit targets in Russian-occupied areas such as Crimea.

Fabian Hoffmann, a doctoral research fellow with the Oslo Nuclear Project, said in a War on the Rocks commentary last year that "the ability to engage targets at operational and strategic depth critically enables the conduct of offensive and defensive maneuvers and can shape the conditions for victory on the battlefield."

But, he added, "European states have long ignored the shift towards stand-off range and precision strike in modern war."

New efforts are presently underway, though, and as Timothy Wright and Zuzanna Gwadera with the International Institute for Strategic Studies wrote recently, "NATO member states are reversing decades of surface-to-surface missile and rocket-inventory cuts by acquiring new capabilities."
 

A pilot from Russia’s 22nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Division (military unit no. 06987 based at the Engels airfield), which is responsible for many of the Kh-101 missile attacks on Ukrainian cities, wrote to the DIU chatbot.

The Russian pilot said he was shocked by the strike on the children’s hospital and has decided to share documents pertaining to his military unit’s activities, as well as private photos of commanders of the 22nd Heavy Bomber Division, with Ukraine.

The documents include senior officers’ personnel files and personal data concerning Russian servicemen and their families, among others.

The division’s official documents are among the most valuable ones obtained by the defence intelligence.


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Commanders of the 22nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Division of the Russian Federation
 

FSB thwarts 'terrorist' attack targeting Russian aircraft carrier​

The operation unfolds after a Russian military serviceman, stationed aboard the carrier, is targeted via online messaging by a Ukrainian operative who used psychological influence techniques.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced, on Wednesday, that it had foiled an attempt by Ukrainian special services to carry out a terrorist attack targeting Russia's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, stationed in Murmansk.

"The Russian Federal Security Service has stopped attempts by Ukrainian special services to commit terrorist attacks on the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the city of Murmansk," the statement read.

In detail, in March 2024, a Russian military serviceman stationed on an aircraft carrier was contacted through online messaging platforms by a Ukrainian special services operative. The operative employed psychological manipulation tactics to provoke the serviceman into planning a terrorist attack on the warship.

Upon the serviceman reporting the incident to security authorities, comprehensive measures were undertaken under their supervision to gather evidence of the Ukrainians' illicit activities and identify potential collaborators and accomplices in Kiev.
 
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