a Massacre of civilians In a shopping center full of people. to me KremenchugIn the Poltava region on the banks of the Dnieper River in central Ukraine, “more than a thousand people” were shopping inside Amstor, 300 meters from the train station, when it was hit by two Russian missiles just before 4 p.m. local time. At least 16 dead and more than 50 wounded6 of them are in serious condition. But for the authorities, the death toll may rise even more, given the difficulties of extinguishing the fire after the bombing and the fears of people left under the rubble of the building of more than 10 thousand square meters, which is now “completely destroyed”. According to the first reconstructions of the Kyiv army, the attack was carried out with two Kh-22 long-range missiles launched from the Russian Kursk region by Tu-22M3 bombers, which took off from the Chaikovka base. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced that the targeted strike did not pose a “danger to the Russian army” and “has no strategic value”, as the attack deliberately targeted “people’s attempts to lead a normal life, which greatly angers the occupiers.” For Governor Dmytro Lunin “it is another Russian war crime.” We strongly condemn the abhorrent attack on a shopping center in Kremenchug. We join Ukraine in mourning the innocent victims of this brutal attack. Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians are a war crime. Russian President Putin and officials will be held accountable about it.” This is what was stated in a statement by the leaders of the Group of Seven.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced the Russian raid on the Kremenchug shopping center as a “shameful terrorist act”.
crime against humanity. An apparent and cynical act of terrorism against the civilian population.” International condemnation also came. And from the G7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pointed the finger at Vladimir Putin’s “deep cruelty and barbarism” while the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, said that “the world is horrified.” Not This is the first time that Kremenchug has been bombed since the beginning of the conflict.
But so far, the strategic infrastructure of the industrial center, in particular the local refinery, has ended. Meanwhile, after more than four months of war, massacres continued to unfold in Ukraine even after some time under the guise of devastation. In Mariupol, for more than a month now permanently under Moscow’s control after the fall of the Azovstal steel plant, where pro-Russians said they had so far found the bodies of 172 Ukrainian soldiers, more than 100 bodies were discovered under the rubble of a “bomb destroyed house” in the Levoberezny region , according to the mayor’s advisor Petro Andryushenko.
“The bodies – as he deplored – are still under the rubble. The residents have no intention of burying them.” In the coastal city of the Azov Sea, where, according to Kiev, more than 95% of the buildings were destroyed, and therefore the remaining tens of thousands of residents live in increasingly tragic conditions also in terms of hygiene and health, with the threat of epidemics multiplying. On the Donbass front, after the fall of Severodonetsk, the Russians continue their assault on the twin city of Lyschansk. An increasingly threatening advance prompted Lugansk Province Governor Serhiy Gaidai to call on residents to “immediately evacuate” while that was still possible. “The situation in the city is very difficult. Save yourself and your loved ones,” was his plea. Attacks continue unabated in the rest of the country as well. At least 12 settlements in the Donetsk region were targeted within 24 hours, destroying 20 civilian structures and injuring a 10-year-old boy. Sloviansk struck again, with the mayor reporting cluster bomb raids that left one person dead and three injured. In Kharkiv, at least 4 civilians were killed and 19 others were wounded in the bombing that also hit the schoolyard. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian General Staff sounded the alarm about Belarus’ involvement in the conflict. Minsk is said to be ready to send 20 railway wagons loaded with ammunition to Russia’s Belgorod region, on Ukraine’s eastern border, but is also preparing to launch missile strikes from its border territory.
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