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Ukraine confirms Russian missile hit plant adjacent to burned down shopping mall

Samizdat – June 28, 2022

The Russian military on Monday targeted the Kredmash vehicle plant in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchug, the chairman of the factory’s supervisory board, Nikolay Danileyko, has confirmed. The plant is located right next to the shopping mall that was destroyed in a blaze after the missile strike, with 18 people reported killed and over 50 injured.

The factory was a civilian facility and had not produced military vehicles or parts for them since 1989, Danileyko told local media. The plant’s workers were not injured in the attack, he added.

Footage from the scene aired by local media shows a large crater in the middle of one of the factory’s hangars. The strike inflicted heavy damage on the building, blowing away parts of its roofing and walls and rupturing underground piping.

While Kiev was quick to accuse Moscow of deliberately attacking the shopping mall itself, the Russian military maintained it had targeted a stockpile of Western-supplied weaponry on the premises of the Kredmash plant. Secondary detonations of the destroyed weapons sparked a fire that spread to the shopping mall, the Russian military said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed the shopping mall was tightly packed, with “more than a thousand civilians” visiting it at the time of the strike. Footage from the scene taken moments after the strike, however, showed that the parking lot by the mall was almost empty, with several armed individuals in military uniform roaming the premises.

The mayor of Kremenchug pinned the blame for the civilian casualties on the venue’s operators, accusing them of ignoring a warning of an imminent air attack.

“Ukraine is at war, so ignoring an air raid alert is a crime, which the tragedy in Amstor [mall] demonstrated once again,” the mayor, Vitaly Maletsky, wrote on social media.

June 28, 2022 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I don’t believe one word Ukraine says!

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    Comment by lutfyr001@hawaii.rr.com | June 28, 2022 | Reply

  2. Where is all the mobile phone footage of the ‘thousand’ people running from the shopping mall? The BBC provides a laughable ‘fact check’ article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/61967480

    Strangely they don’t provide any video footage of the actual fire at the shopping mall – just indirect video of shadows and debris from the explosion, near a lake. Everybody in the mall would have had a mobile phone, and would have filmed the after effects of the attack, to show how ‘evil’ Russia is – where are the hundreds of videos then? There aren’t any, obviously, because the mall WAS abandoned. The BBC provides videos from inside the mall, allegedly ‘two days ago’ – showing people walking around shopping – so why is there no footage of the actual mall after it caught fire? Because it’s all a hoax, as usual, with the Ukraine and NATO (Jewish) forces salivating at the thought of World War Three.

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    Comment by Steve Jones | June 29, 2022 | Reply

  3. You must have been watching ABC news – what a joke. Nothing but propaganda.

    Like

    Comment by The Willpower | June 29, 2022 | Reply


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