Russia-Ukraine War

Russian rocket attack on hospital kills 1 doctor: Ukraine

1 nurse also injured in attack, which left main hospital building on fire, say Ukrainian officials

Mustafa Deveci  | 03.10.2022 - Update : 05.10.2022
Russian rocket attack on hospital kills 1 doctor: Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine

In a rocket attack, Russia caused major damage to a hospital in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, killing at least one doctor, local officials said Monday.

An anesthesiologist died and a nurse was injured by the rocket strike in the city of Kupyansk, the governor of the local military administration, Oleg Sinegubo, said on social media.

Sinegubo said the hospital was badly damaged and that rescue teams continue their work.

“Kupyansk. The main building of the city hospital is under fire. The doctor was killed, the nurse was wounded,” President Volodymr Zelenskyy wrote on his official Telegram channel in English, with photos.

“The enemy continues to mercilessly terrorize the civilian population. But every occupier must clearly remember. Retaliation for every strike at our cities, at our people is inevitable. The judgment day for the rashists will surely come,” he added, using a word mashing together “Russia” and “fascism” to criticize the policies of President Vladimir Putin.

The city of Kupyansk was retaken from Russian forces last month in a counteroffensive launched by the Ukrainian army. Although the city is under the control of Ukrainian forces, conflicts reportedly continue around it.

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