Russia strikes a children’s hospital and other sites

Russian War Missile Attack on Children’s Hospital in Kyiv and Other Sites across Ukraine, State Emergency Service told NRPR a day before NATO Summit

The Russian missiles killed at least 36 people and injured more than 149 in Ukrainian cities, including a children’s hospital, the state emergency service said.

“We thought this was our bastion of security, that this couldn’t happen here,” Khrystyna Korvach, a 29-year-old anesthesiologist at the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital, told NPR. “But it didn’t turn out that way. Why? Because Russia wants to kill us all.”

Ukrainian officials said the Russian military used fast-moving Kinzhal ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in the attacks, which came a day before the NATO summit in Washington, D.C.

President Zelenskyy called for the Security Council to have an emergency meeting, saying Russian President Putin should be held accountable.

Zelenskyy stopped in Warsaw to talk about how the NATO summit will affect the response to the attacks. “I can see a possibility for our partners to use their air defense systems in a way to hit the missiles that are carrying out attacks in our country.”

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The War in Ukraine, as seen by U.S. and Russian Observations, and from the United Nations Human Rights Director of Children’s Hospitals

According to a statement from the United Nations human rights chief, a team saw children receiving treatment for cancer in hospital beds set up in parks and on streets.

Korvach, the anesthesiologist, described chaotic scenes of trying to evacuate injured staff and terrified young patients, some of whom were on ventilators.

“Everything flew toward the doctors, the children,” she said. “The doctors finished in the operating rooms and walked into corridors filled with smoke. The children knew what was going on.”

They are unlikely to agree. The western countries have different approaches to the war for the past two and a half years. Behind each country’s policy is a special perspective, informed by history. The war is being cast in a different light because of it. As Vladimir Putin threatens nuclear escalation and Ukraine suffers further assaults, it’s essential that NATO members decide together how they should see the war in Ukraine — and how best to bring it to an end.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, the U.S. and other NATO countries have contributed billions of dollars in military aid for Ukraine. An American official told NPR that the U.S. is going to give more air defense systems to Ukraine and provide a long-term commitment to security needs. The official asked not to be named to brief reporters before the administration publicly announces new weaponry for Ukraine.

In a recent interview, Nayyem said that he was frustrated by the U.S. insistence on not joining NATO until it won the war.

NPR reported from a town in western Europe. Kateryna Malofieieva and Polina Lytvynova reported from Kyiv. NPR’s Tom Bowman contributed to this report from Washington.

Prewar World War II: Sarajevo Lenses, a memory of the Night of the World War I? When was Poland’s Prime Minister declared Nazism?

There are people who think that we are on the eve of a bigger war, similar to what happened 100 years ago. This is the view through Sarajevo glasses. The start of World War I was caused by a young man shooting at the car of Archduke Ferdinand in the summer of 1914. The historian says the political class of the time was sleepwalkers. They entered war through a mix of emotions, including angry honor and recklessness.

Mr. Tusk, a former president of the European Council, could perhaps be accused of Eurocentrism. We are not in a traditional war. Yet of all the conflicts currently playing out, the one in Ukraine — which pitches autocratically aligned Russia against Western-backed Ukraine — has the greatest potential to become a full-blown world war. For NATO members gathered this week in Washington, working out how to stop that from happening will be at the top of the agenda.

Poland’s prime minister said earlier this year that it sounds devastating. We have to get used to the fact that a new era has begun. Fresh from ousting national populists from power, Mr. Tusk is widely respected. Yet his words may come as a surprise. Considering the war in Gaza, Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine and conflict in Sudan, can we still speak of a prewar era?

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