Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

“Pure terror”: World leaders, diplomats react on Russian latest attack on Ukraine

The assault is Russia’s war against the civilian population, Martin Jaeger, the German ambassador to Ukraine, said.
ukraine destroys 30/38 russian missiles attack kills 28 injures 112 aftermath russia's strike okhmatdyt children's hospital kyiv 8 july 2024 telegram/sbu
Aftermath of Russia’s strike on the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv on 8 July 2024. Photo: Telegram/SBU.
“Pure terror”: World leaders, diplomats react on Russian latest attack on Ukraine

On 8 July, Russia carried out a massive missile strike on Ukraine, including in the capital, Kyiv, which Western diplomats and officials have labeled as pure terror, reflecting Russia’s genuine goals in the war.

Head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, said that Russian invaders killed 36 people and injured 140.

The Austrian ambassador, Arad Benkö, called the attack “pure terror” from Russia, which has shown the real objectives of its ruler Vladimir Putin.

“Another massive missiles attack on Kyiv. This time the Children‘s Hospital Okhmadyt was hit! Austria has supported this center for many years and many departments.

This is an institution which cares for babies and children in need. The Russian attack is pure terror,” said Benkö.

US Ambassador Bridget Brink has expressed condolences for those whose closest relatives and friends have been affected by the deadly strikes and said she is shocked and saddened by reports of casualties.  

Martin Jaeger, the German ambassador to Ukraine, called the attack “a war against the civilian population.”

“This is what Russia’s readiness for negotiations and its desire for peace looks like,” he noted.

Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister Baiba Braže called Putin a “butcher” and war criminal.

“The butcher in Kremlin is attacking children, mothers, doctors, teachers. War criminal, charged by the International Criminal Court, kills innocents for his pleasure. Anyone supporting or enabling this is responsible, too,” she said.

For his part, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský, commenting on the attack, dubbed those who dream of peace with Putin “useful idiots.”

“While useful idiots dream of peace with Putin, he sends missiles to a children’s hospital. I am now heading to Washington for the NATO summit, where I will advocate for a long-term strategy to deter Russia. We must not retreat in the face of aggression,” he wrote.  

Meanwhile, White House National Security Council Michael Carpenter said that the Russian missile attack on the “Ohmatdyt” children’s hospital in Kyiv warrants a thorough investigation by bodies that study war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to Ukrinform.

Related:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here



    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts