A large fire broke out in the shopping center, where there were more than a thousand people.
A fire broke out in the mall after a rocket strike.
On Monday, June 27, the russians fired rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, where there were more than a thousand civilians. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“The occupiers fired rockets at the shopping center, where there were more than a thousand civilians. The mall is on fire, rescuers are fighting the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine. No danger to the russian army. No strategic value. It’s just an attempt by people to live a normal life, which angers the occupiers so much,” – the president said.
According to the SES, the rocket hit the Amstor mall at about 3:50 p.m., causing a fire. Currently, the area of the fire in the building is 10,300 m2.
As of 8 p.m., 10 people had been killed, 21 others had been injured and hospitalized, six of them in critical condition. In addition, 29 people were provided with outpatient care (without hospitalization), including two children.
According to the head of the Poltava regional military administration Dmitry Lunin, it is known about 10 dead, more than 40 people were wounded and injured.
At about 9 p.m., Lunin said the death toll had risen to 11. Around 22:00, according to Lunin, the death toll rose to 13 people. Rescuers continue to dismantle the debris. He noted that it is too early to talk about the final death toll.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denys Monastyrskyi arrived at the scene of the tragedy.
115 firefighters and 20 units of SES equipment were involved in the extinguishing.
On the morning of June 28, it became known that the number of victims of the missile strike on the Amstor mall had risen to 18.
The mayor of Kremenchuk, Vitaliy Maletsky, said that a mobile police station was operating at the Dniprovski Zori hotel. If your relatives or acquaintances were in the Amstor shopping center, you need to go there.
The head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Lunin, also said that Poltava residents could hear the sounds of explosions during the latest air alarm. However, there is no information about the impact of enemy missiles in the city.
At about 7:30 p.m., the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the russians had struck Kremenchuk from the territory of the Kursk region.
“The russian occupiers hit the shopping and entertainment center in the city of Kremenchuk with X-22 missiles fired from Tu-22 M3 long-range bombers. Rashist planes took off from Shaykovka airfield, and launches were made from the Kursk region,” – the statement said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky called the russian attack on the mall in Kremenchuk “one of the most daring terrorist acts in the history of Europe.” He called on the world to recognize russia as a terrorist state, and on Ukrainians not to ignore the air alert and be in hiding.
We will add that after a missile strike in the Poltava region again declared an air alarm.
According to https://zaxid.net