Mykolaiv, Uman, Dnipro... how many more?
May 5, 2023
Inna Sokolska
(Kharkiv/Dnipro, Ukraine)

For several weeks, Ukraine lived without missile attacks. Of course, the war did not end, and the hostilities at the front line did not subside. However, cities far from the front could live more peacefully.  


Until April 27. That night, Russia bombarded Mykolaiv with four Kalibr missiles. As a result, one person died, and 23 people were injured. A historical building, a residential multi-storey building and private houses of the residents of Mykolaiv were damaged. "Considering the fact that this is a high-precision weapon that works according to guidance coordinates, it is an obvious fact of terror for the civilian population," said the press officer of the "South" Operational Command of the Ukrainian Army, Colonel Vladyslav Nazarov. 


"The country-invader never ceases to prove that the main goal of this war is terror and the destruction of Ukrainians and everything Ukrainian. At night, Russia shelled Mykolaiv with four Kalibr missiles launched from the Black Sea. High-precision weapons were aimed at private houses, a historic building and a high-rise building,"  said Ukrainian President Zelenskiy. 


Ukraine did not have time to recover from the shelling of Mykolaiv when new missile strikes hit. On the morning of April 28, Russia attacked the territory of Ukraine with 23 missiles. Most of those missiles were shot down. However, one of them hit a high-rise building in the city of Uman, Cherkasy region. One section of the building was completely destroyed. Nearby buildings were also damaged. So far, 23 people are known to have died, including 6 children.  


In Dnipro, where a multi-storey building was destroyed just a few months ago, a rocket landed in a private house. A woman and a girl who was only two years old died. Three people were injured. Another rocket destroyed the building of a private enterprise and caused a fire. Rescuers managed to rescue a woman from the rubble. 


"This Russian terror must face a fair response from Ukraine and the world. And it will. Every such attack, every evil act against our country and people brings the terrorist state closer to failure and punishment, not vice versa, as they think. We will not forget any crime, we will not let any invader avoid responsibility," said Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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