'The number of victims is impossible to imagine': Missile strike on Ukrainian shopping centre

Source: news.sky.com : 2022-06-27 14:23:00 :

A shopping centre with over 1,000 civilians inside has been hit by a missile strike in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.

“The mall is on fire, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine,” said the country’s leader on Telegram.

Footage on social media showed a large number of people stood outside as a huge blaze raged inside the building and dark smoke billowed into the sky.

The city’s mayor Vitaliy Meletskiy said the strike on the “very crowded” structure had caused deaths and injuries, but gave no figures.

At least two people were killed and 20 were injured in the attack, said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office.

Kremenchuk  Russian missiles hit crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine
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Footage on social media showed a large number of people stood outside as a huge blaze raged inside the building and dark smoke billowed into the sky

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A rescue operation was under way and nine of the wounded were in a serious condition, Mr Tymoshenko added.

Kremenchuk is the site of Ukraine’s biggest oil refinery.

The industrial city had a population of 217,000 before Russia’s invasion in February.

There was no immediate comment from Russia, which denies deliberately targeting civilians.

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