Ukraine: Missiles hit shopping centre containing over 1,000 people in Kremenchuk 1 month ago

Ukraine: Missiles hit shopping centre containing over 1,000 people in Kremenchuk

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the mall had no 'strategic value'

A missile strike has hit a shopping centre containing over 1,000 civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday.

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Reports suggest as least two people have been confirmed dead and 20 injured, the BBC reported.

He said on Telegram that the mall, in he Poltava region, posed "no danger to the Russian army" and had "no strategic value", the broadcaster reported.

Images from the scene show the site completely ablaze.

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According to reports, a number of people are feared dead and injured.

Zelenskyy has said the strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk has "no strategic value" to Russian forces.

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"The occupiers have hit a shopping centre with over a thousand civilians inside," Zelensky said on Telegram.

"It is on fire, and rescue workers are trying to put out the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine.

"It posed no threat to the Russian army. No strategic value. People only wanted to live a normal life, which is what angers the occupiers so much.

"Out of helplessness, Russia continues to hit ordinary people. It is vain to expect it to be reasonable or humane."

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The city's mayor, Vitaliy Meletskiy, said in a post on Facebook that the strike hit a "very crowded" place.

He did not say what had been hit or how many people had been killed or wounded.

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