Russian early-morning missile strike on an apartment block in the Ukrainian city of Uman killed at least 23 people, among them children.
The attack, which drew international condemnation, came around 4 a.m. local time, when a barrage of long-range cruise missiles was launched from Russian aircraft in the Caspian Sea area, according to the Ukrainian Air Force. Twenty-one of the 23 missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses, it claimed.
But missiles hit the central Ukrainian cities of Uman, in the Cherkasy region, and Dnipro. At least four children were among the dead in Uman, according Ukraine’s interior ministry. In Dnipro, two people were killed: a mother and her young child, CNN reported.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said earlier on Twitter that two children killed couldn’t be identified, and the fate of their parents was unknown.
Commenting on Russia’s massive morning missile attack on Ukraine in a video message, President Zelensky said that “only absolute evil can create such terror.”