Russian missiles kill mother and children: Putin launches pre-dawn attacks in Ukraine’s largest city killing at least five
Dramatic footage shows the horror of a Russian attack on the town of Uman, as part of an overnight blitzkrieg in Ukraine.
The head of the administration of the Cherkassy region, Ihor Taborets, said that three people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a high-rise apartment building.
The partially destroyed building was seen in flames.
The rescue operation was underway. A distressing video shows a distraught Ukrainian woman after the attack while showing the wreckage of her apartment.
“This morning the occupiers attacked the Cherkassy region,” Taborets said, adding: “Two cruise missiles fell in Uman – a residential house and warehouse buildings.”
Three people, including women and children, were killed as a result of a Russian missile attack on the city of Uman, central Ukraine, which caught fire last night.
A terrified Ukrainian woman checks out the damage and injuries she sustained when the Russians bombed the town of Uman
Boris Filatov, mayor of the central city of Dnipro, said a 31-year-old woman and a two-year-old boy were killed when a private home was bombed.
Missiles destroyed a private institution building.
A 70-year-old woman was injured.
The massacre was part of a nightly offensive by Russian forces into Ukraine.
Ukrainian sources indicated that some of the attacks were conventional missiles fired by a Russian Tu-95 strategic nuclear aircraft from the Caspian Sea region.
The Ukrainian Air Force claimed to have destroyed 21 of the 23 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, as well as two military drones.
Russia immediately claimed that the strikes on residential buildings were from Ukrainian air defences.
The propagandist Vladimir Solovyov claimed: “At Uman, the brave defenders laid almost the entire entrance to a nine-story building while Russian missiles reached the (target) storage facilities without hindrance.”
Explosions rocked Kiev and sirens and explosions were recorded across the country, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Kremenchug and Poltava hit in central Ukraine, and Mykolaiv in the south.
The strike came a day after the Kremlin welcomed anything that could end the conflict.
It refers to a lengthy phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday.