News | Russia hits residential building in central Ukraine, several people dead
Russia launched missile attacks across Ukraine overnight on Friday, hitting a nine-storey residential building in the city of Uman, in the central Cherkasy region.
The head of the Cherkasy regional military administration, Ihor Taburets, said that the residential building and warehouses had been hit with two cruise missile.
Special services are working at the sites of the attacks, as the consequences are still being investigated.
According to the latest information by Ukraine's interior ministry, at least five people are dead as a result of the attack, and another 17 were injured.
Apart from Uman, missile attacks were reported in the city of Dnipro, where a child and a young woman were killed and three people wounded.
And in the Kyiv region, two people were wounded in the town of Ukrainka as missile fragments fell after being struck by air defence.
Overall, according to Ukraine's air defence forces, 21 out of 23 cruise missiles were struck, as well as several unmanned aerial vehicles.
The latest missile attack on Ukraine is the first since early March, adding to suspicions that Russia has been saving up its long-range weapons amid deficit.