Russian Missiles Struck Shopping Mall, Crowds In Danger

Two missiles strike a crowded mall in the city of Kremenchuk, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 50 others. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that more than a thousand people were in the mall at time of the attack.

The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. It began in February 2014 following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity, and initially focused on the status of Crimea and the Donbas, internationally recognized as part of Ukraine. the conflict expanded significantly when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. On 27 June 2022, the Russian Armed Forces fired missiles at an Amstor shopping mall in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast. The attack killed at least eighteen people and injured at least 56. Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022, the shelling of the Amstor shopping center has become the fifth attack on the city. The shelling on June 27 caused the largest number of casualties. Prior to that, attacks took place on April 2 and 24, May 12 and June 18. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, there were more than 1,000 people inside the mall when the strike occurred. The area of ​​the fire was more than ten thousand square meters, up to 20 vehicles were involved in extinguishing the fire. Zelenskyy blamed the Russian Armed Forces for the attack. Russia’s defense ministry later officially admitted responsibility for the attack, though the mall was said not to have been the intended target.

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