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Kremlin: Russia only attacks military targets in Ukraine

Moscow, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces limit themselves to attacking military targets in Ukraine, the spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitri Peskov, stressed during an appearance before the press.

Peskov responded to a question from the press regarding the impact of missiles on two medical centers in Kiev on Monday and referred to the official statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense, which flatly rejected the bombings on civilian facilities.

“We maintain that our attacks do not target civilian objectives. They are directed at military targets and critical infrastructure, related in some way to the military capabilities of the Ukrainian Government,” the spokesperson said.

On Monday, Ukrainian authorities reported an alleged Russian missile strike on the Okhmadiet children’s hospital, the largest in the country, where two people were killed and 16 were injured, including seven children.

Local authorities published footage of the remains of an alleged Kh-101 cruise missile after it fell on the hospital, however it turned out to be a modification of the AIM-120 for use in the NASAMS air defense systems supplied to Ukraine.

In another district of the Ukrainian capital, missile fragments fell on a medical center killing seven people, according to Mayor Vitali Klichko.

The Russian Defense Ministry categorically denied having bombed civilian facilities, and pointed out that multiple photos and videos recorded at the site unequivocally confirm that the damage was caused by the fall of an anti-aircraft missile launched from the city.

The Ministry reported that Russia launched a massive strike with long-range precision weapons on “Ukrainian military industry facilities and air bases of the Ukrainian Armed Forces” on Monday morning, hitting the assigned targets.

In the opinion of the Ministry of Defense, Ukraine is unleashing “hysteria” before the NATO Summit, which will take place in Washington from July 9 to 11.