Death Toll Rises After Overnight Russian Strikes in Uman, Ukraine

At least 19 people were killed and 18 injured following an overnight missile strike on an apartment building in Uman, Ukraine, on Friday, April 28, according to officials.

Footage from Uman by Suspilne News shows the ongoing rescue operation at the heavily damaged building.

At least 19 people were confirmed dead in Uman, in the central Cherkasy Oblast, and at least two others, including a toddler, in eastern Dnipro, according to officials.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that atb least two of the dead in Uman were children. Rescue work was ongoing, he said.

According to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko, more than 100 people lived in the nine-story building, which was hit by a Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile around 4:30 am. Twenty-seven of the 46 apartments in the building were completely destroyed, Klymenko said.

Uman, in Cherkasy Oblast, is roughly 215 km south of the capital Kyiv, in an area of Ukraine that has largely been spared in Russia’s full-scale war.

On the same day, at least seven people were killed and more than 10 injured in strikes on the city of Donetsk, according to the city’s Russian-backed mayor, Alexey Kulemzin, who blamed Ukrainian forces. Credit: Suspilne News via Storyful

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