May 02, 2023

While Ukraine Slept, Russia Bombed


While Ukraine Slept, Russia Bombed
Residential building bombarded by Russian rockets in Uman, Central Ukraine. 5 kanal | 5ua, Telegram.

On the night of April 28, Russia launched a mass rocket attack across multiple regions of Ukraine – including Kyiv and Dnipro – the first such mass attach since March 9. A residential building in Uman, Central Ukraine, was bombed while its residents were asleep. Of its 109 residents, 23 were killed, including four children.

Uman is a pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews, the land of the Iliad and Odessy-inspired Sofiyivska Park, and home to over 80 thousand people. However, as a result of the recent attack, a video of a woman from the city, recording the destruction of the attack, became the world's image of the city.

In the video, the woman's face and hands are bloody, and she cries, "I didn't think this could happen. A rocket hit our home." She walks around her apartment, showing the shrapnel, the blood, and the pieces of glass covering the floor. Even her kids' room was tarnished by the explosion. Then, the camera focuses on a fire outside her home, and she screams, "I hate you."

Meanwhile, in Russia, impromptu memorials to commemorate the victims began to appear on Ukrainian writer Lesya Ukrainka's statue in Moscow. Police quickly removed any signs of condolences and told mourners to "blame Ukraine," the victim.

 

 

 

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