Russian missile hit crowded shopping centre in central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk: Zelenskyy

On his Telegram, Zelenskyy informed that more than 1,000 people were in the shopping centre at the time of the strike.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, June 27, 2022, 08:44 PM IST
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A Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, Reuters reported.

On his Telegram, Zelenskyy informed that more than 1,000 people were in the shopping centre at the time of the strike.

"It is impossible to even imagine the number of victims," the Ukrainian President informed without giving any details of casualties.

"It's useless to hope for decency and humanity from Russia," Zelenskiy wrote on Telegram.

Vitaliy Meletskiy, Kremenchuk Mayor confirmed the strike and said that it has caused deaths and injuries, but gave no figures.

Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country's military improve its position against Russia in the coming months during a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine "for as long as it takes".

Meanwhile, amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, US President Joe Biden is set to provide advanced an surface-to-air missile system to Ukraine, as well as additional artillery support.

The US is reportedly purchasing NASAMS, a Norwegian-developed anti-aircraft system, to provide medium- to long-range defence.

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