Children’s hospital destroyed and scores killed in missile onslaught in Kyiv

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This is the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s bloodshed on the largest hospital for children in Ukraine, the biggest assault on Kyiv in several months.

Footage showed the destruction at the Ohmatdyt National Specialised Children’s Hospital in the centre of the capital.

Part of the building – understood to be the toxicology ward – was hit by a Russian missile, leading to its collapse.

There are fears children are amongst those trapped under the layers of concrete.

Evacuations are ongoing at the scene and people – both medics and civilians have formed a human chain to remove the debris, brick by brick.

Kyiv’s mayor Vitali Klitschko described the attack as one of the worst during the full-scale invasion.

The Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital has bared the brunt of the attack (Picture: Reuters)

Rescuers form a human chain to clear the rubble (Picture: Reuters)

Standing near the damaged building, he said: ‘It is one of the worst attacks. You can see: it is a children’s hospital.’

Multiple people have already been pulled out of the building – bloodied toddlers wrapped in blankets and medics covered in cuts and wounds. But it is unclear how many more are trapped inside.

At least five people have been killed and at least 11 more injured, eight of whom have been hospitalised. But the number is likely to rise in the coming hours.

Klitschko said official assessments of the attack’s consequences were still being carried out.

Multiple people have been injured, with some being rushed to nearby medical facilities (Picture: Reuters)

The mass bombardments included Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, one of the most advanced Russian weapons, the Ukrainian Air Force said.

The Kinzhal flies at 10 times the speed of sound, making it hard to intercept. City buildings shook from the blasts.

Air raid sirens rang out in multiple cities in Ukraine earlier this morning, alerting people to take shelter.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia targeted five cities with more than 40 missiles of different types.

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