Russia fired rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, where there were more than a thousand people – Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Russian rockets hit a shopping center in Kremenchuk, where there were more than a thousand people, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said . He posted a video from the scene of the fire on his Telegram channel.

“The mall is on fire, rescuers are extinguishing the fire, the number of victims is unimaginable. No danger to the Russian army. No strategic value. Just an attempt by people to live a normal life, which makes the occupiers so angry. Russia continues to take out its impotence on ordinary citizens. It is useless to hope for adequacy and humanity on her part.

As the correspondent of The Insider clarifies, the shopping center is located across the street from the Kredmash plant, which produces equipment for the production of asphalt concrete and asphalt. In total, Russia fired three missiles, two of them hit the shopping center, the third hit the factory.

The fact that Kremenchug was attacked was first reported by the head of the Poltava OVA Dmitry Lunin in his Telegram channel.

“Arrivals in Kremenchug. Details later. Let's stay in hiding! Hitting a civilian object. Unfortunately, there are casualties."

As deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexei Goncharenko said in his Telegram channel, there were “two arrivals” in the city. According to him, as a result of the strike, a large number of people were killed, but the deputy did not give exact data.

“Rashists, burn in HELL. Kremenchug. Arriving at a very crowded place. Fire. Photos, videos are not published. All hope for rescuers and doctors. A lot of dead."

The information was confirmed by the mayor of the city, Vitaliy Maletsky, on his Facebook page: “The missile attack on Kremenchuk took place in a very crowded place, which is 100% unrelated to military operations. There are dead and injured. Together with all the relevant services, I am at the scene of the tragedy.”

On Monday afternoon, an air alert was announced in the Poltava region, explosions were heard in the city. This was stated by the mayor of Poltava Alexander Mamai. He later announced the cancellation of the air raid alert.

On June 26, Kiev was subjected to rocket fire. The shell hit a nine-story residential building in the Shevchenko district, the top three floors were destroyed. As a result of the shelling of a residential building, at least one person was killed, two were hospitalized. Also, the Russian military fired 24 rockets at the outskirts of Zhytomyr from planes that came from the territory of Belarus, said Mayor of Zhytomyr Sergei Sukhomlin. The head of the regional administration, Vitaly Bunechko, specified that 30 rockets were fired at the region, one soldier was killed, and another was wounded.

Earlier, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine reported that Russia plans to blow up residential buildings, hospitals and schools in the town of Mozyr, Gomel region of Belarus, in order to drag the republic into the war. According to the GUR, sabotage groups, which include Russian intelligence officers and mercenaries from private military companies controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, arrived in the city from Russia under the guise of civilians to carry out a provocation. As Major General of the Security Service of Ukraine, former deputy chairman of the SBU Viktor Yagun told The Insider, if Ukraine wanted to hit some object in Mozyr, it would be the Mozyr oil refinery, not residential buildings.

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