Ukraine says Russian missiles hit Kremenchuk shopping center with over 1,000 civilians

Russian missile A crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday collided with more than 1,000 civilians, President Volodymyr Zelensky Told.

“The occupants fired rockets at the mall, where there were more than a thousand civilians,” Zelensky said in a statement. Post on the Telegram messaging app. He said the strike in Kremenchuk, a town in the Poltava region on the banks of the Dnieper River, was “impossible to imagine the number of victims”.

Ukraine’s state emergency services said that according to preliminary information, at least two people were killed and 20 others injured after a rocket fire broke out in a one-story building containing a shopping center. He said that efforts are on to douse the fire.

Zelensky also shared a short video clip, verified by NBC News, that shows plumes of brown smoke atop a building that was almost completely consumed by flames, with people in front of it. And the first responders were running.

NBC News did not confirm details of the incident or any number of deaths.

The Ukrainian leader said the site did not present any threat or strategic value to the Russian military. “Russia continues to pretend its powerlessness over ordinary citizens. It is useless to hope for its adequacy and humanity,” Zelensky said.

Kremenchuk mayor Vitaly Maletsky also said a facebook post That missile attack is “a very congested place, which is not relevant for 100% hostilities.” He said there were dead and wounded, without specifying.

The strike comes just a day after Ukrainian authorities blamed Russia for attacking two residential buildings in the capital Kyiv. killing two people,

On Saturday, several missile strikes were reported by officials across the country, indicating that Russia was not limiting its attack to the eastern region of the Donbass, where Moscow has exercised full control over the region. The Ukrainian army is focused on its fight.

This is a developing story, please check back for further updates.

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