At least 36 people still missing after Russia's attack on shopping mall in Kremenchuk

28 June, 02:25 PM
Rescuers continue to dismantle the rubble of the mall destroyed by Russia in Kremenchuk (Photo:Dmytro Lunin/Telegram)

Rescuers continue to dismantle the rubble of the mall destroyed by Russia in Kremenchuk (Photo:Dmytro Lunin/Telegram)

At least 36 people are still missing after Russia's missile strike on a shopping mall in the city of Kremenchuk on June 27, Poltava Regional Governor Dmytro Lunin said in a Telegram messenger post on June 28.

"Thirty-six people are missing. We’re continuing to search," he said.

According to Lunin, the rescuers are clearing away the debris from the burnt-out shopping center.

"More than 1,000 people were working on the scene through the night, including rescuers, police officers, health workers and volunteers," he added.

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He said that those affected by the attack had been provided with all necessary assistance.

Russia launched a missile strike on a shopping mall in the city of Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast on June 27. At least 18 people were killed in the attack.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that "the number of victims is impossible to even imagine."

The president stressed that the strike had no strategic value for the Russian army and thus the aggressor country continues to vent anger on civilians.

Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to Ukraine's Interior Minister, said that the Russian invaders had launched two missiles on Kremenchuk. The second missile fell on wasteland, he said.

Ukraine's largest refinery is located in Kremenchuk. In early April, it came under a massive Russian missile attack. The local authorities said that the refinery would not resume operations until the end of the year.

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