LUGANSK, January 28. /TASS/. Everyone has been evacuated from the Novoaidar hospital that was hit by the Ukrainian armed forces on Saturday, debris is being removed, Rodion Miroshnik, former ambassador of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) to Russia, told TASS.
"The hospital has been evacuated, and the Emergencies Ministry [teams] are removing the rubble" he said.
Miroshnik underlined that it had been the second bombardment of a hospital in the LPR in 2023.
"It is a dreadful story. Especially since it is the second targeted shelling of hospitals in the LPR this year. Kiev openly disregards humanitarian law, blatantly shelling the sick and wounded," he added.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that on Saturday morning, Ukrainian forces conducted a rocket strike from a US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launcher at the hospital in Novoaidar, where civilians and military personnel were being treated. Fourteen people were killed and 24 more wounded. The injured people are receiving medical treatment.