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Twelve dead as Russian missiles hit Ukraine cities

Badly damaged residential building hit by a Russian missile in Ukraine, in Uman, Cherkasy region, Ukraine April 28, 2023. Interior Ministry of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Twelve people have died as a result of a series of airstrikes conducted by Russia against cities around Ukraine, including Kyiv.

Officials reported that ten persons, including a toddler, were killed in an attack on a residential building in Uman’s central district.

According to the mayor of the area, a mother and her three-year-old kid were also killed in Dnipro. Additionally, reports of explosions came from the cities of Poltava and Kremenchuk.

Ten people including a child were killed in an attack that hit a block of flats in the central city of Uman, officials said.

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President said the apartment block was among 10 residential buildings that were damaged in Uman.

President Zelensky said the attacks showed further international action needed to be taken against Russia.

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

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