Kiev demanded a UN meeting after a Russian missile attack killed 31 people

Ukraine requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on July 8 after a Russian missile attack killed 31 people, the Kyiv Independent reported.
"We must hold Russia accountable for terror and Putin for ordering strikes," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
His statement came during a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Warsaw.
"Russia responds to everything we try to discuss with it about peace by attacking homes and hospitals," Zelensky added.
At least 31 civilians were killed and more than 100 were injured in the latest attacks, which targeted the cities of Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, the State Emergency Service said.
The Russian military has used Kinzhal ballistic missiles, as well as Kh-101 and Kh-22 cruise missiles, to attack Ukrainian cities.
Ukraine called for the meeting after Russia took over the presidency of the UN Security Council on July 1.
Vasyl Nebenzya, Russia's UN envoy, said earlier that Ukraine was not on the agenda for this month.
"We can only force Russia to peace. We can only do it together - everyone in the world who really wants peace. This requires sufficient support, sufficient determination and truly joint action, defending each other side by side," Zelensky said.
Okhmatdyts Hospital, Ukraine's largest children's medical center, was hit by an X-101 cruise missile during the morning Russian attack.
According to the State Emergency Service, at least two people died in the hospital and 16 were injured, including 7 children.
In a separate attack on Kyiv later in the day, debris hit the Isis maternity hospital, killing seven and injuring three, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
The July 8 attack was the deadliest in months, with a death toll comparable to Russia's massive winter strikes. | BGNES