Ukrainian authorities have updated the death toll for Russian missile strikes in the eastern city of Sloviansk, with the head of the Donetsk region military administration saying eight people were killed and 21 injured.
At least seven locations were hit by S-300 surface-to-air missiles, which Russia has often used to hit ground targets, Pavlo Kyrylenko told Ukrainian national television.
"It is confirmed that seven S-300 missiles were launched on the multi-apartment buildings," he said.
"A little boy was pulled out of rubble in front of my eyes, while he was still alive," Kyrylenko said. "Unfortunately, he died in the ambulance."
"Today's attack on Sloviansk was one of the most massive since the beginning of this year," the head of the Sloviansk city military administration, Vadym Liakh, said. "There were several strikes on different districts of the city."
The missiles hit residential areas and "ordinary civilian buildings,” according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"People are under the rubble. Everything is done to save them, everything is done to save the wounded," Zelensky said in his nightly address.
The president said on his official Telegram that the attack is just another example of Russia's brutality during its invasion.
"The evil state once again demonstrates its essence. Just killing people in broad daylight. Ruining, destroying all life," Zelensky wrote. "There will be fair accountability for every manifestation of terrorism. We will not leave a single trace of Russia on our land. And we will not leave any enemy unpunished either."
Rescue operations in the areas hit are still ongoing.
Kyrylenko said these incidents were not uncommon, calling on civilians to evacuate to parts of the country further away from the front line.
"The evacuation is provided; the place for temporary location is provided," he added.
According to Kyrylenko, Kramatorsk was also hit by an S-300 missile, and Kostianynivka was struck by multiple launch rocket system artillery.