A Russian missile has killed one person and injured 23 others in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv during Thursday's early hours.

 "Around 1 am, residents of Mykolaiv heard 4 loud explosions," city mayor Oleksandr Senkevych posted on Telegram.

 "It is already known that one of the missiles hit a high-rise building. One more hit a private house."

 He added that some homes in the city had lost power. Vitaliy Kim, head of the regional military administration, said: "As of now, we know of 15 injured and 1 dead."

 The number of injured was later revised up to 23.

 At least one other person had been left in critical condition, according to Kim.

 Both Kim and the head of the regional police said an apartment block had been hit and emergency services were headed to the scene, AFP reports.

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 According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, more than 8,000 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since then.

 The high commissioner added that those figures, last updated in mid-March, are probably an underestimate.

 A day before the Mykolaiv attack, another missile strike on a museum killed two people and wounded 10 in Kupiansk, a city near the frontline in the northeast.

 The attack prompted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of trying to erase his country's history and culture.

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