A wave of Russian air strikes on cities across Ukraine, including Kyiv, has left at least 25 people dead.
23 people – including four children – were killed in an attack that hit a block of flats in the central city of Uman, officials said.
A woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in the city of Dnipro, according to the local mayor.
The Russian defence ministry said its military had targeted Ukrainian army reserve units with the strikes.
Recall that Russia fired a barrage of more than 20 cruise missiles and two explosive drones against cities across Ukraine early Friday.
The deadliest strike was at least one missile that tore into a 9-storey apartment building in the central city of Uman, bringing death and destruction hundreds of miles from any active front line.
State-owned RIA news agency said Russia was aiming for the reserve units and used high-precision weapons on Friday.
“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, the United Nations human rights mission in Ukraine.