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Russian missile strikes kill civilians overnight in central Ukraine

The rescue operation continues in Uman. Photo: State Emergency Service

At about 4 AM, Russia attacked Ukrainian cities from Tu-95 strategic aircraft near the Caspian Sea.

Ukraine’s air defense shot down 21 of 23 cruise missiles of the X-101 and X-555 types, as well as 2 drones, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi reported. However, at least three locations were hit, according to acting Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko.

Two missiles damaged three apartment buildings in the central-Ukrainian city of Uman, Ukraine’s largest Jewish pilgrimage location.

As of 8:30 AM, nine people were killed; at least 17 were injured in Uman acting, according to acting Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko.

Russian missiles struck apartment buildings in Uman. Photo: Ihor Klymenko/Facebook

Two people were injured in the nearby city of Ukrainka.

In Dnipro, a central-Ukrainian megapolis, Russian missiles destroyed a private house was destroyed in Dnipro, killing a 2-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman were killed and injuring three people, a 58-year-old man, a 57-year-old woman, and 31-year-old man. Fires erupted at several locations in the city, according to Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council

The missile strike on Dnipro destroyed a private house and set several commercial locations on fire. Photo: Serhiy Lysak

Such Russian cruise missile strikes on Ukraine have become rarer recently, a fact attributed to problems with Russia’s replenishment of its missile arsenal. However, artillery strikes on frontline regions have never stopped; as well,  Russia continues to pound frontline regions with refurbished S-300 air defense missiles that Ukraine cannot shoot down, as they move by a ballistic trajectory.

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