11 people, including a two-year-old child, were killed and 22 others injured when Russian missiles hit an apartment complex in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk on Friday.

Ukraine Live Briefing: 11 killed including child in Russian attack; Blinken calls for 'immediate release' of WSJ reporter

Ukraine's state emergency service in the Donetsk region said in a statement that at least four more people were buried under tons of rubble early Saturday in what officials say is the worst attack on Sloviansk this year.

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Ukraine's military said on Saturday that Russian forces were stepping up their shelling on the front line around Bakhmut,

which has suffered heavy fighting overnight in the devastated eastern city.

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major event Foreign Secretary Antony Blinken said on Saturday that Russia has not allowed US consular officials 

access even after detaining Wall Street Journal reporter Ivan Gershkovich last month - a situation which Blinken stressed needs to be improved immediately

. Insisted. "We have been demanding his immediate release," Blinken told reporters during a news conference in Hanoi.

"We need to look at consular access now."