CCTV footage captured the moment when a missile struck the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, destroying a shopping center and part of a nearby factory in an attack that reportedly killed at least 18 civilians and injured dozens.
The footage, captured at a local park, shows civilians taking cover after the first rocket blew up the Amstor mall before a second hit the factory — exploding with a fireball and shock wave that sent debris flying toward a nearby lake.
Video showing the moment a rocket hit the nearby shopping center in Kremenchuk from a CCTV camera in a park next door
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According to the BBC, the video captured near a pond, about 600 meters north of the shopping centre, on the other side of a factor building, shows two rocket attacks in the area.
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The outlet reported that by matching the exact spots where the two rockets land in the CCTV video with aerial photos of the area, it appears that one rocket hit close to the eastern end of the mall, while the other hit the northern end of the mall. factory hit. near the southern edge of the pond.
Russia denied hitting the mall with missiles on Tuesday, saying it hit a nearby depot of US and European weapons, triggering an explosion that ignited a fire at the mall. The Russian Defense Ministry said it hit a legitimate military target in the city and that the mall was not in use.
However, Ukraine denied that there was a weapons depot nearby and said at least 18 people were killed on Monday in a “deliberate” Russian missile attack on the shopping center in Kremenchuk. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also said more than 1,000 people were inside when the rockets hit.
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Zelensky called on the United Nations to visit the site of the missile attack on the mall. During his speech to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, he even called on members of the Council — including Russia — to hold a minute of silence for those who have died in the war so far.