23 people were killed when a Russian missile hit a nine-storey apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Uman, known for its large Jewish community.
23 people were killed when a Russian missile hit a nine-storey apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Uman, causing its partial collapse.
The city of Uman contains a vibrant Jewish community including hundreds of followers of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov who live there year-round. It is unclear if the Jewish community was harmed in this attack.
Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles and two drones at Ukraine early Friday, killing at least 23 people, almost all of them when two missiles slammed into an apartment building in a terrifying nighttime attack, officials said. Three children were among the dead.
Twenty-one out of 23 missiles and two attack drones were shot down by Ukraine’s air defense system, according to a Ukrainian official messaging service.
Uman was just one of several cities targeted by Russian cruise missiles. Missiles also struck in Dnipro, located in southeastern Ukraine, killing at least two people.
The Russian defense ministry claimed that its strike was targeted at Ukrainian army reserve units located in the city.
More than 10 hours after the attack, rescuers were still working at the site while residents tried to retrieve some of their belongings. In nearby buildings, some residents were already fixing broken windows.