Apocalypse images in Ukraine. At least 14 people were killed by the Russian night strikes in the country, including three children, according to a new tally announced by the authorities.

In the city of Uman (central Ukraine) “the death toll rose” to 12, including two 10-year-old children, as rescuers recovered “three more bodies” from the wreckage of an apartment building, Interior Minister Igor Klimenko announced. 18 are injured, 11 are hospitalized, while 17 people were released.

In Dnipro, a large city in central-eastern Ukraine, a woman and a child were killed, mayor Boris Filatov announced earlier.

Russian night strikes in Ukraine “bring Moscow closer” to “failure and punishment”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this morning, hinting at the expected Ukrainian counterattack and inviting people to “respond”.

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“Every attack, every vicious act against our country and against our people brings the terrorist state closer to failure and punishment, not the other way around as they think. We will not forget any crime, we will not let any invader escape responsibility”Zelensky warned via the Telegram platform. “Russian terrorism must receive a fair response from Ukraine and the world. And that will happen.” Zelensky pledged.

The Ukrainian Air Force announced that overnight it shot down 21 cruise missiles and two drones during a new deadly Russian attack on Kiev and other cities in the country.

“The defense forces destroyed 21 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles out of a total of 23, as well as two drones,” the Ukrainian Air Force said.