Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 416 of the invasion

At least nine people were killed, including a two-year-old child, and 21 wounded on Friday when a Russian missile strike hit residential buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, emergency services in the Donetsk region said. The regional governor, Pavlo Kyrylenko, told national TV earlier that seven Russian S-300 missiles had been fired and there were “no fewer than seven spots hit” in the city, west of Bakhmut. Rescue teams searching for victims sifted through rubble through the night using cranes, ladders and other heavy equipment.

Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has signed a bill allowing authorities to issue electronic notices to draftees and reservists amid the fighting in Ukraine, sparking fears of a new wave of mobilisation. The bill signed into law was published Friday on the official register of government documents. Russia’s military service rules previously required the in-person delivery of notices to conscripts and reservists who are called up…

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