US Ambassador Comments on Missile Attack on Ukraine and Upcoming NATO Commitments

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, July 8, 2024
US Ambassador Comments on Missile Attack on Ukraine and Upcoming NATO Commitments

July 8, 2024 – US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, condemned the recent massive missile attack on Ukraine by Russian forces

She described the attack as callous aggression, emphasizing its disregard for human life and the threat it poses to European and transatlantic security.

Key Points:

  • NATO's Commitment: Brink assured that during the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, member countries will undertake significant obligations regarding Ukraine's security. This statement comes as NATO prepares to mark its 75th anniversary.

  • Missile Attack: On July 8, Russia launched 40 missiles targeting various locations in Ukraine, including the capital, Kyiv. This attack resulted in the destruction and damage of civil infrastructure in seven districts of Kyiv.

Impact on "Okhmadyt" Hospital:

  • Damage to Children's Hospital: The missile attack damaged the "Okhmadyt" hospital, Ukraine's largest children's hospital that provides care for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Brink highlighted the horrifying footage from the hospital and expressed solidarity with the affected children and their families.

Details of the Attack:

  • Shevchenkiv District: "Okhmadyt" hospital was damaged.
  • Holosiivskyi District: A kindergarten and a residential building were damaged, and cars caught fire.
  • Solomyan District: An office building was damaged.
  • Dniprovsky District: Debris caused fires in a residential building.
  • Darnytskyi District: A private house was damaged.
  • Sviatoshyn District: Fires broke out near a residential building and in a company's premises.
  • Desnyan District: A house fire occurred.


  • Bridget Brink, US Ambassador: "As leaders prepare to mark NATO's 75th anniversary, Russia launched 40 missiles at Ukraine. This callous aggression is a complete disregard for human life that puts European and transatlantic security at risk - which is why leaders this week will take significant obligations regarding the security of Ukraine."

The extensive damage caused by the missile attack underscores the urgent need for strengthened international support and security commitments for Ukraine. The upcoming NATO summit is expected to address these concerns and reinforce the alliance's support for Ukraine.

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