13 Civilians Killed, 50 Wounded in Russian Missile Attack on Ukrainian Shopping Centre

13 Civilians Killed, 50 Wounded in Russian Missile Attack on Ukrainian Shopping Centre

  • More than a dozen people were killed and 50 others wounded during a Russian missile attack in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • Emergency officials searched for survivors among the debris left after the shopping centre roof caved in
  • The governor of the central Poltava region believes that more bodies are likely to be found among the rubble as rescue and recovery attempts continue

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KREMENCHUK - At least 13 people were killed and another 50 wounded when two Russian missiles targeted a shopping centre in central Ukraine on Monday, 27 June.

The area was crowded, with more than 1 000 people in the shopping centre at the time of the attack, according to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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A Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian shopping centre left over a dozen dead. Image: Ukrainian State Emergency Service/Handout/Anadolu Agency
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The attack also caused a massive fire and large plumes of smoke could be seen in the sky from a fair distance away. According to SABC News, emergency officials searched for survivors among the debris caused by the shopping centre roof caving in.

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Meanwhile, the governor of the central Poltava region, Dmytro Lunin, believes that more bodies are likely to be found among the rubble. He said the missile launch was an act of terrorism against civilians. Rescue workers, along with soldiers, worked throughout the night to assist those in need, Aljazeera reported.

Attack angers internet users

Many people were left reeling following the violent and horrific attack on a shopping centre:

@StewartVolvo said:

“There are no words for my disgust at this bombing by Putin and Russia and the total war and my unwavering support for Ukraine.”

@suryakgummadi commented:

“Absolute madness. This war has to end.”

@Rossielad posted:

“A terrible war crime.”

@PercelSlee added:

“These poor people. Russia needs to pay - exorbitantly.”

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After over a month of some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, akin to the siege of Mariupol, Ukrainian forces have surrendered the city of Sievierodonetsk to the Russian forces.

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