On 27 June, the Russian troops struck the Poltava region, firing missiles on the Amstor shopping mall in Kremenchuk. Russian planes took off from Shaykovka airfield, and missiles were launched from Tu-22 M3 long-range bombers in the Kursk region.
At the time when a missile hit the mall, there were more than 1,000 civilians inside! The exact number of victims is currently unknown. So far, 18 killed and 59 injured residents of the city have been found.
Currently, search and rescue operations are underway, and the destroyed building structures are cleared away with the help of heavy engineering equipment and small mechanisation units.
From the first hours of the tragedy, Ukrainians have donated blood for the victims and also launched a flashmob #Russiaisaterroriststate on social networks. Russia is a terrorist state.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken already stated that the world would hold Russia to account, commenting on the missile strike of the aggressor country on the mall in Kremenchuk.
“The world is horrified by Russia’s missile strike today, which hit a crowded Ukrainian shopping mall – the latest in a string of atrocities,” he posted on Twitter.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian state had become the largest terrorist organisation in the world. Everyone in the world should know that buying or transporting Russian oil, maintaining ties with Russian banks, and paying taxes and duties to the Russian state means giving money to terrorists.