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OSLO/KYIV (VG): According to Ukrainian authorities, at least two people were killed.
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On Telegram, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote that the Russians had fired missiles at a shopping center in the city of Kremenchug where more than a thousand civilians were staying.
He also shares a video of what will become the mall on fire.
– It is impossible to imagine the number of victims, writes Zelensky.
Mayor of the city Vitaly Miletsky wrote on his Facebook page that the missile attack took place in a crowded place, and that he was killed and wounded.
Two deaths were confirmed, Kirilo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office, wrote on Telegram. At least 20 people were injured, nine of them seriously.
People sat under the alarms of planes
Across Ukraine, a plane alert went off several times on Monday as a warning of an upcoming attack. But the warnings are inaccurate and it is rare for an actual attack to occur in cities far from the front line. When the alarm bell went off in Kyiv on Monday morning, few people cared. People stayed in outdoor cafes, or continued the work day.
Four months into the Russian war, it has become a kind of normal life in cities far from the front line.
Meanwhile, Russian attacks have escalated in recent days, and on Sunday morning, a residential block and a kindergarten in Kyiv were hit by Russian missiles. At least one person was killed and several others injured.
When VG was on the scene, rescue crews worked to search the apartment building at the same time as the neighborhood was thick with smoke.
Ukraine also attacked Russian targets deep in Russian-controlled territory. An ammunition depot in the Luhansk region came under a major Ukrainian attack on Monday.
A video, among other things, published by The Kyiv Independent, shows what would be a shopping center in heat and a lot of smoke.
Reporter Oliver Carroll of The Economist will be on site, reporting on his location Twitter account About “Cruel Scenes”.
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