Kyiv Children’s Hospital Severely Damaged
In a significant escalation, Russia conducted its largest missile strike on Ukraine in months, hitting a children’s hospital in Kyiv and multiple other sites nationwide. Ukrainian officials reported that the attack, which occurred early Monday, resulted in at least 33 deaths and over 100 injuries.

Widespread Destruction in Several Cities
President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the early morning assault involved more than 40 missiles targeting at least five cities across Ukraine. The Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv sustained heavy damage, with a missile striking the dialysis ward and killing at least two people. Rescue teams are diligently working to find survivors, fearing more may be trapped under the debris.

NATO Summit Context
The attack comes just before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Washington, where Ukraine’s situation will be a primary focus. NATO is set to announce measures, including a pledge of $40 billion in annual military aid to Ukraine, signaling long-term support without extending full NATO membership to Kyiv.