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Wreckage of Russian Kh-101 missile collected at the site of the attack on Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital

Wreckage of Russian Kh-101 missile collected at the site of the attack on Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital

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Investigators have collected debris from a Russian Kh-101 cruise missile that the Russian army used to hit a children’s hospital in Kyiv.

The Security Service of Ukraine reported that it had received new evidence confirming that Russia had hit the hospital with this particular missile.

In particular, an engine fragment of a Kh-101 cruise missile was discovered at the site of the tragedy.

SSU investigators discovered fragments of the engine casing of the Kh-101 cruise missile with the inventory and serial numbers.

In addition, they found:

  • a fragment of a Kh-101 wing deployment mechanism;
  • a fragment of a jamming unit of a Kh-101 missile;
  • the middle part of the body of a Kh-101 cruise missile (pictured under the rubble);
  • tail section fairing and a Kh-101 cruise missile’s hydraulic part fragment.

“It was a targeted attack. This is evidenced not only by the missile debris found at the impact site but also by the analysis of the flight path data,” the investigators stated.

Schematic of the Russian Kh-101 missile

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine also reported that Kyiv’s Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital was damaged by a direct hit from a Russian missile.

“Analysis of the video footage and assessment made at the incident site indicates a high likelihood that the children’s hospital suffered a direct hit rather than receiving damages due to an intercepted weapons system,” Danielle Bell, head of Mission for the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, said speaking to journalists in Geneva on July 9.

As a result of Russian missile strikes on July 8, more than 30 people were killed, and more than a hundred were injured in Kyiv alone. July 9 was declared a day of mourning in the capital.

It is worth noting that the Russian Federation is trying to make the attack on the children’s hospital look like the work of Ukrainian air defense with NASAMS and Patriot missiles.

However, the analysis of the missile from the video of the strike shows that the impact was caused by a Russian Kh-101 missile.

Порівняння ракети Х-101 (з відео удару по лікарні) з ракети від комплексів Patriot та NASAMS

On July 8, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine. The Russian troops fired about 40 missiles of various types. In Kyiv, one of the Russian missiles hit the building of the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital. As of the morning of July 9, 38 people have been reported dead as a result of a Russian missile strike on Ukraine, including four children.

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