Death toll in Uman rises to 17 including 3 children

As of 14:47, rescue workers have pulled the bodies of three more people out from under the rubble of a residential building in Uman, increasing the number of victims of the Russian attack to 17, including three children.

In addition, 18 people have been injured (11 of them have been hospitalized), and 17 people (including three children) have been rescued.

Background: n 28 April, a Russian missile hit a residential building in the city of Uman in Cherkasy oblast. Seven people, including a child, were reportedly killed, and 17 others were injured as of the morning of 28 April. Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported that the occupiers had hit a house in Uman with a Kh-101 missile. This resulted in the collapse of an entire stairwell of a building where 109 people were living or registered. Twenty-seven apartments were completely destroyed. Thirty-three cars were burnt to the ground or damaged. Emergency rescuers are doing their best to clear the rubble as soon as possible.

Putin wants "mass production" of drones in Russia

On the evening of 27 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the development of the drone industry in Russia at Rudnevo Industrial Park in Moscow.

During the meeting, Putin said that UAVs "must be mass-produced" in Russia.

Putin instructed the Russian Ministry of Transport to prepare proposals for the UAV industry to be made subordinate to Rosaviatia [the Russian aviation authority] or to propose ideas for the setting up of a special body.

Putin emphasized that security and secrecy must not impede the development of the UAV industry in Russia.

According to Andrey Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who attended the meeting, government orders for the production of drones will be worth about RUB 92 billion in 2024-26 and RUB 200 billion by 2030 .

The government is proposing to create a system of tax incentives for drone manufacturers in Russia.

Putin signs into law decision to deport Ukrainians without Russian passports from Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has signed into law a decree allowing residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine who had not obtained Russian citizenship to be deported.

Putin’s decree stipulates that citizens of Ukraine or holders of passports issued by Russian-controlled puppet "republics", Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, must either become Russian citizens or declare that they do not wish to do so. Those who choose the latter will be considered foreigners from 1 July 2024 and may be deported.

A separate clause of the decree concerns the deportation of those who allegedly pose a threat to Russia's national security.

Residents of the temporarily occupied territories advocating for "forcible change of the foundations of the constitutional order" in Russia (and therefore in the territories it has seized), financing "terrorist and extremist activities", or participating in "unauthorized" actions will be deported and banned from entering the Russian Federation.