Ten Dead In Ukraine’s Kremenchuk Strike, Says Regional Governor

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Ten Dead In Ukraine’s Kremenchuk Strike, Says Regional Governor

Missile strikes have hit a busy shopping centre in the town of Kremenchuk in the Poltava region in Ukraine.

Latest figures suggest 10 people have died and at least 40 were injured in the missile strike on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk, according to the head of the Poltava regional administration Dmytro Lunin.

A fire has been raging through the site since the missile struck at around 15:50 local time. Some 1,000 civilians were estimated to be inside the building at the time, leading to a major rescue operation.

It is anticipated the number of dead and injured will continue to climb, with Lunin labelling the attack “a war crime”.

This is not the first time the city is hit by Russian missiles. Earlier on in the war, Russian missiles hit Kremenchuk’s oil refinery and other infrastructure facilities.

At the time Poltava’s governor, Dmytro Lunin, said the oil refinery had been “completely destroyed” after the attack.

According to Ukraine’s 2021 census, Kremenchuk has a population of 217,710. Its one of Ukraine’s largest industrial cities.

The town sits on the Dnieper River, which is one of the main borderline rivers in Ukraine.