8 Jul 2024

Children’s hospital hit by Russian missile attack as 29 killed across Ukraine

International Editor

The war in Ukraine has featured heavily in the French elections and although the once pro Russian nationalist right of Marine Le Pen has been kept out of power, President Macron’s position as one of Ukraine’s staunchest allies has been weakened.

This comes a day before the Nato summit in Washington and it provides the backdrop for one of Russia’s most brutal attacks this year. It struck Ukraine with some 40 missiles in a rare daytime aerial attack, killing at least 36 people and badly damaging the country’s largest children’s medical facility.