Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

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People gather next to a memorial for victims of a Russian attack in Uman, Ukraine, on April 29. (Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)

Ukrainians in the central city of Uman have set up a makeshift memorial for victims of the Russian missile strike that hit an apartment block Friday.

A CNN team at the site of the attack saw family members waiting for any news of their loved ones Saturday, including a woman clutching a teddy bear. Residents dropped off flowers and stuffed animals at the growing memorial; others brought photos.

Investigators spoke to residents who were impacted and lost their valuables, gathering evidence for potential war crime charges against Russia.

At a playground next to the site of the attack, young children played.

Grassroots humanitarian efforts continued, with piles of donated clothing, mattresses and shoes growing at a school next door.

All the while, rescuers worked through each level of the nine-story building, digging through belongings, clothing and rubble, hoping to find any further signs of residents.

Residents create a makeshift memorial near the site of a Russian missile strike in Uman, Ukraine.
Residents create a makeshift memorial near the site of a Russian missile strike in Uman, Ukraine. (AnneClaire Stapleton/CNN)

Eventually, authorities said search and rescue efforts had concluded. At least 23 people were killed, including six children, and two missing women were presumed dead, according to a local police official.

Officials were unable to identify some bodies recovered from the rubble because they were severely burned, said Yulia Norovkova, a spokesperson for the region’s emergency services.

The devastating strike is thought to be the deadliest attack on Ukrainian civilians in months.

Sumber: www.cnn.com

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