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Appeal of the leadership of the Ukraine Reconstruction Fund regarding the barbaric rocket attacks


Dear compatriots!

July 9, 2024, has been declared a Day of Mourning in Ukraine for all those who died as a result of the barbaric rocket attacks by Russian aggressors.

On the morning of July 8, Russia launched a massive missile strike against Ukraine, attacking our peaceful cities: Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. A total of 38 missiles of various types were launched, of which 30 were shot down by air defense.

But even these efforts could not fully protect us from destruction and losses.

In Kyiv, one of the missiles hit the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital, which became a terrible symbol of the aggressor’s cruelty. A medical center in the Dniprovsky district and a business center in the Solomyansky district were also damaged. In Syrka, a hit to a residential building destroyed one of the entrances.

In addition, power grids were damaged and three transformer substations were destroyed or damaged in the Shevchenkivskyi and Holosiivskyi districts of Kyiv. This has left thousands of people without electricity and heat.

So far, 31 people have been killed in the capital, including four children who were pulled from the rubble of a residential building in Syrka: two girls aged 8 and 14, and two boys aged 8 and 10. These innocent souls became victims of ruthless aggression.

117 people sustained injuries of varying severity, including 10 children aged 2 to 17. Their lives and destinies have been forever changed by this barbaric act of violence.

We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured. These terrible losses remind us of the high price we pay for our freedom and independence.

The Ukrainian Reconstruction Fund calls on all concerned to unite in this difficult time. We must stand together, support each other and help those who have suffered from this tragedy. Let our efforts and our unity be the best response to the aggression we are experiencing.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

Pavlo Kostyuk,

Founder of the Ukraine Reconstruction Fund

Victoria Korsunova,

Director of the Kyiv office of the URF

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