Russia fired a barrage of more than 20 cruise missiles and two explosive drones against cities across Ukraine early Friday, killing at least 13 people according to Ukrainian officials.
The deadliest strike was at least one missile that tore into an apartment building in the central city of Uman, bringing death and destruction hundreds of miles from any active front line.
At least eleven people including a child were killed in an attack that hit a block of flats in the central city of Uman, officials said.
And a woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in the city of Dnipro, according to the local mayor.
“We’re covered in blood,” wailed a young mother in a video she posted on social media. “The children were sleeping here… it’s good that everyone’s alive.”
As she pointed her camera at a burning crater outside their building, she swore at the Russians responsible for the attack.
The capital, Kyiv, also came under attack, for the first time in about two months. Officials said there were no casualties there, however, with the country’s air defenses downing 11 missiles and two drones.
“If you look at the scale of the injuries, of the killings, of the destruction, it’s very clear that international humanitarian law, the rules of war, have been broken,” said Matilda Bogner, Head of the United Nations human rights mission in Ukraine.