Russian forces have extended their reach into the heart of Ukraine, bombing a city far from the eastern frontline.

At least 23 people, including children, were killed in a cruise missile attack, according to the Ukrainian authorities. They said that more than 60 needed hospital treatment and dozens more people are missing.

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskym called it ‘an open act of terrorism’.  

The attack took place in the city of Vinnytsia, south-west of the capital Kyiv and a long way from the focus of the fighting in the eastern region of Donbas.

The Russian defence ministry has consistently denied targeting civilians, despite the evidence.  

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Vinnytsia by Sarah Rainsford.

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