70 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Russian strike on military unit


At least 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in Russian strikes on a military unit in northeastern Ukraine, a local authority confirmed on Tuesday.


The fatalities were confirmed by Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of the Sumy Regional State Administration, Ukraine-based Kyiv Independent News reported.


Also, a maternity hospital near Kyiv was hit by Russian artillery.


In a social media post, Vitaliy Girin, who heads the hospital, said everyone was evacuated from the building.


Moscow’s war on Ukraine entered its sixth day on Tuesday.


The war has been met with outrage from the international community, with the European Union, UK, Japan and US implementing a range of economic sanctions on Russia.


At least 102 civilians have been killed so far in Ukraine and more than 500,000 others have fled the country, according to UN officials.


Ukraine says more than 350 civilians have been killed and over 1,600 injured during attacks by Russian forces.

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