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An aerial view of debris removal works at a destroyed shopping mall targeted by a Russian missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on June 29.An aerial see of particles removing works at a ruined procuring shopping mall specific by a Russian missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on June 29. (Metin Aktas/Anadolu Company/Getty Illustrations or photos)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denied that Russia was at the rear of a strike on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk, central Ukraine, that still left at the very least 18 lifeless and dozens missing and wounded.  

“The Russian army does not assault any civilian web-site. We really don’t have the want for this. We have each ability to detect distinct places and many thanks to our superior-precision extensive-selection weapons we are attaining our targets,” Putin explained, at a information meeting adhering to a assembly of the “Caspian 5” leaders — Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan — in Ashgabat. 

Far more history: On its Telegram channel, the Russian Protection Ministry earlier explained Russian “Aerospace Forces launched a strike with substantial-precision air-based mostly weapons on hangars with weapons and ammunition been given from the United States and European nations around the world,” hitting a plant of “street equipment.”

“As a consequence of a significant-precision strike, Western-made weapons and ammunition, concentrated in the storage location for even more shipment to the Ukrainian group of troops in Donbas, had been hit,” the ministry said.

The ministry blamed “the detonation of saved ammunition for Western weapons” for causing a fire in what it described as a “non-performing” neighboring shopping shopping mall.

A view of the explosion at the Kremenchuk shopping mall, Ukraine, in this still image taken from handout CCTV footage released on June 28.A watch of the explosion at the Kremenchuk shopping mall, Ukraine, in this still image taken from handout CCTV footage launched on June 28. (zelenskiy_official/Instagram/Reuters)

Video clip from Kremenchuk shows that a browsing mall in the coronary heart of the city was obliterated by a person of the two missiles that had been fired. Even with an air raid siren, dozens of people ended up nevertheless inside of the mall when the missile struck.

It is really unclear what “road equipment” plant the Russian Protection Ministry is referring to.

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