Russia fired rockets at Ukraine mall containing ‘greater than a thousand civilians,’ Zelenskyy says

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Monday that Russian airstrikes have hit a crowded mall, leaving numerous victims “inconceivable to think about.” 

The incident occurred in Kremenchuk and video shared on Zelenskyy’s Telegram web page confirmed a large fireplace raging on the website. 

“The occupiers fired rockets on the mall, the place there have been greater than a thousand civilians,” Zelenskyy wrote. “The mall is on fireplace, rescuers are preventing the fireplace, the variety of victims is inconceivable to think about. 

“No hazard to the Russian military. No strategic worth. Solely the try of individuals to stay a standard life, which so angers the occupiers,” Zelenskyy added. 


Russian airstrikes hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk on Monday, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russian airstrikes hit a shopping center in Kremenchuk on Monday, in line with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Telegram)

Kyryl Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the presidential workplace, wrote in a Telegram publish that at the least two individuals had been useless and about 20 had been damage, of whom 9 had been in severe situation. 

“Rescuers from all surrounding areas are coming to the scene to place out the fireplace and work to get rid of the results,” he additionally stated. 

Earlier on Monday, Kremenchuk’s mayor stated individuals had been killed and injured in an assault on a “very crowded space” of no navy significance, however gave no particulars of casualties. 

Rescuers work at a site of a shopping mall hit by a Russian missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, June 27.

Rescuers work at a website of a shopping center hit by a Russian missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, June 27. (Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout through REUTERS)


“A rocket assault on Kremenchuk hit a really crowded space, which is 100% sure to not have any hyperlinks to the armed forces. There are killed and injured individuals,” the town’s mayor, Vitaliy Maletskiy, wrote on Fb, with out giving the variety of victims. 

First responders work to put out a fire at the shopping mall.

First responders work to place out a fireplace on the shopping center. (Governor of Poltava area Dmitry Lunin/Handout through REUTERS)

The assault comes as Russia was mounting an all-out assault on the final Ukrainian stronghold within the jap Luhansk area, “pouring fireplace” on the town of Lysychansk from the bottom and air, in line with the native governor. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 


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