2023 Uman missile strike

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April 2023 Uman missile strike
Part of Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure (2022–present)
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Uman after the Russian missile strike
Location Uman, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine
Coordinates 48°45′55.6″N30°12′55.4″E / 48.765444°N 30.215389°E / 48.765444; 30.215389
Date28 April 2023
4 a.m. [1]
Weapon Kh-101/X-101 cruise missiles
Deaths23 [2]
Injured9 [2]
PerpetratorsFlag of the Air Force of the Russian Federation.svg  Russian Air Force

During the night of 28 April 2023, around 4 a.m., Russia launched more than 20 Kh-101/X-101 long range missile strikes against residential buildings in Uman, Ukraine, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. [3] [1] [4] 23 civilians were killed, including three children, while nine were injured. [2] Uman was located 200 miles away from any front line in the Russo-Ukrainian War. In one building, 27 out of 46 apartments were destroyed by the blast. [1]

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Russia said it was "aiming for the reserve units and used high-precision weapons" in Uman, but no military casualties were recorded among the dead. [4] The airstrike was quickly followed by a Telegram post by the Russian Ministry of Defense of an image of a missile launch with the caption "right on target". [5]

Since Uman is the location of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's grave, a popular pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews, Israel condemned this Russian attack. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the bombardment shows the Kremlin does not want a peace deal. Czech President Petr Pavel, who was at the time on an official visit in Kyiv, concluded that the bombardment shows that Russia is intentionally targeting civilians in Ukraine. [3]

Matthew Hollingworth of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs condemned the attack which killed civilians sleeping in their homes, in a city far from the front line. [6]

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