Ukraine uses HIMARS rockets to attack hospitals, Russia says the US is involved. Photos/Illustrations
MOSCOW – The first permanent representative Russia for the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, accused United States of America (USA) was directly involved in the rocket attack incident Ukraine that hit a civilian hospital. The reason is, the Ukrainian military uses a rocket system HIMARS US-made in launching attacks.
Polyansky called the attack “another heinous crime,” highlighting that 14 civilians died in the hospital with missiles provided by the US. He also pointed out that Washington provided intelligence to the Ukrainian military.
“This gets the US directly involved,” he said, adding that US taxpayers should know how their money is being spent.
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Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said at least 14 people were killed and 24 others injured after a Ukrainian missile hit a hospital in the city of Novoaydar in the early hours of Saturday.
According to the ministry, medical facilities in the city, which is tens of kilometers away from the front lines in the central part of the Lugansk People’s Republic, are treating local residents and soldiers. The ministry added that both patients and medical personnel were among the victims.
“The deliberate missile attack on a known civilian health facility is an extremely serious war crime of the Kiev regime,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a post on Telegram.
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According to the statement, US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers were used in the attack. Russia’s Defense Ministry vowed to bring to justice all those involved in planning and carrying out the attack.
Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of targeting civilian infrastructure, including weapons supplied by the West. In early January, six people were killed and 37 injured in an attack on the town of Vasilyevka in Russia’s Zaporozhye Region.
Earlier, a hospital was demolished in the town of Tokmak in the same region. In both cases, the US-made HIMARS missile system was used, local authorities said at the time.
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