SSU investigators: russia used Kh-101 missile to hit Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv

The SSU has classified the russian attack on the National Children’s Specialized Hospital Okhmatdyt as a war crime and opened a criminal investigation into the matter.

According to preliminary conclusions of the SSU investigators, the occupiers used a Kh-101 strategic cruise missile to hit the medical facility.

Relevant evidence was found at the scene of the tragedy, including fragments of the rear body of the Kh-101 missile with a serial number and part of the rudder of the same missile.

‘The Security Service will do everything possible to ensure that the enemy gets maximum retaliation for each of its war crimes, including today’s attack on Ukraine. This retribution will be both legal and moral. A terrorist state is not an abstract concept. There are specific names of the murderers. And nothing will save them from justice,’ said the SSU Head Vasyl Maliuk.

As of 13:50 on 8 July, two hospital staff members were killed and seven people were wounded, including at least two children.

UPDATE at 15:00: The number of victims has now risen to 16, including three children.

The SSU investigative team, together with the National Police and other services, continues to work at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing within the criminal proceedings opened by the SSU under Article 438.2 of the CCU (violation of laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder).

Activities are carried out under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office.