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Crowded shopping centre hit by Russian strike - 11 dead

June 28, 2022 6:40 am

[Source: BBC]

Local officials say at least 10 people have been killed and 40 injured in a missile strike at a crowded retail area in Kremenchuk, a city in central-eastern Ukraine.

More than 1,000 people could have been inside when the building was hit by a Russian missile strike, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Footage posted on social media shows flames engulfing the building, while firefighters struggle to tackle the blaze.

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Summary:

  • A shopping centre in east Ukraine with more than 1,000 people inside has been hit by a Russian missile strike, President Volodymyr Zelensky says
  • Eleven people have been killed and 40 have been injured, according to the head of the Poltava regional administration
  • But it’s feared the number of victims could increase
  • Footage from the site, in the central-eastern city of Kremenchuk, shows the building ablaze, and fire crews struggling to contain the flames
  • Meanwhile, G7 leaders have pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” and told Russia it must allow free passage of food from Ukraine
  • Zelensky has told global leaders gathered in Germany that he wants the war to end by the end of the year “before winter sets in”
  • Meanwhile, Russia is believed to have defaulted on its debt – but the Kremlin says it’s “not our problem”