Russian missile and drone attack in Ukraine kills 19 people-UPDATED-PHOTO

Russian missile and drone attack in Ukraine kills 19 people-UPDATED -PHOTO
# 28 April 2023 18:00 (UTC +04:00)

Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles and two drones at Ukraine early Friday, killing at least 19 people, almost all of them when two missiles slammed into an apartment building in the center of the country, Ukrainian officials said, APA reports.

The Ukrainian national police said 17 people were wounded and three children were rescued from the rubble. Nine were hospitalized.

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Russian air strikes have hit cities across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, killing at least eight people, APA reports citing BBC.

Six people died and nine were taken to hospital in the central city of Uman after missiles hit residential buildings, officials said.

And a woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in the city of Dnipro, according to the local mayor.

There were also explosions in the cities of Kremenchuk and Poltava, according to the Interfax news agency.

The head of the Kyiv city military administration said this was the first Russian missile attack on the capital in 51 days.

There are no immediate reports of civilian casualties in the capital.

Twenty-one out of 23 missiles and two attack drones were shot down by Ukraine's air defence system, officials said in a Telegram post.

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