Dozens feared dead as Russian missile hits shopping centre packed with 1,000 people sparking huge blaze

DOZENS of people are feared dead after a Russian missile blasted a shopping centre containing more than 1,000 civilians in Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin’s latest atrocity has been condemned as acrime against humanitywith fears the number of victims isimpossible to imagine”.

Dozens have been feared dead after the missile strike

Dozens have been feared dead after the missile strikeKrediet: Cover Images
Volodymyr Zelensky said 1,000 people were inside

Volodymyr Zelensky said 1,000 people were insideKrediet: Russiese krygsheer wat Neo-Nazi 'Sparta' bataljon gelei het, doodgeskiet in die Oekraïne, Russiese krygsheer wat Neo-Nazi 'Sparta' bataljon gelei het, doodgeskiet in die Oekraïne

The missile struck the mall in the city of Kremenchuk, leaving many civilians still trapped inside.

At least two people have been confirmed dead and 20 beseer – but the number of victims is expected to rise.

Horrifying videos show the entire Amstor shopping centre in flames as firefighters battle the inferno.

People are seen gathered outside watching the horrifying scene unfold as shouts and screams can be heard.

’n Onderskepte radiogesprek blyk te onthul die kolom het groot verliese gely met die regimentbevelvoerder wat dood is

Putin’s 56th colonel and ‘40 soldiers’ killed in strikes using US missiles

DEADLY STRIKE

Putin’s 56th colonel and ‘40 soldiers’ killed in strikes using US missiles

And other footage shows people escaping from the shopping mall as they flee the blaze.

President Zelensky there were at least 1,000 people inside at the time of the assault.

In one harrowing video, a male voice is heard shouting: “Is anyone alive? Anyone alive here?”

And a man who films the mall from the outside: “This is it, the walls are collapsing.”

Mees gelees in News

Man cried 'save my Mrs!' before woman found dead in home 'with faulty boiler'

BLAST TRAGEDY

Man cried ‘save my Mrs!’ before woman found dead in home ‘with faulty boiler

Zelensky warned the number of victims isimpossible to imagine”.

It’s useless to hope for decency and humanity from Russia,” he wrote on Telegram.

Sirens can be heard blaring as fire engines and ambulances hurtled to the scene.

Paramedics can be seen treating victims as they battle through the thick grey smoke.

A crime against humanity. This is an obvious, cynical act of terror against peaceful civilians

Dmytro Lunin

The occupiers fired missiles at a shopping centre where there were over a thousand civiliansThe number of victims is impossible to imagine,” Zelensky wrote on Telegram.

The city’s mayor said earlier there was an unknown number of dead and wounded in the attack on thevery crowded place”.

Zelensky stressed that the target presented no threat to the Russian army and had no strategic value.

He accused of Rusland of sabotaging people’s attempts to live a normal life, which make the occupiers so angry.

People escape the massive smoke cloud billowing from the mall

People escape the massive smoke cloud billowing from the mall
The site was completely gutted by the inferno

The site was completely gutted by the infernoKrediet: Reuters
Firefighters battled the blaze which left people trapped inside

Firefighters battled the blaze which left people trapped insideKrediet: Reuters
The scene is one of utter devastation

The scene is one of utter devastationKrediet: Reuters

Kyryl Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the presidential office, said in a Telegram post that at least two were dead and about 20 people were hurt, of whom nine were in serious condition.

Kremenchuk is an industrial city in central Oekraïne, situated on the banks of the Dnipro River.

It is around 200 miles from Kyiv and 150 miles to Kharkiv.

Dmytro Lunin, head of Poltava regional administration, gesê: “Missile strike on a shopping mall with people in Kremenchuk is yet another military crime by the Russians.

A crime against humanity. This is an obvious, cynical act of terror against peaceful civilians.

Russia is a terrorist state.

Rescuers and policemen are working at the site. The number of victims is impossible to count as of now’

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, gesê: “They said they would be hitting centres of decision making.

“But even the most sick imagination would not have guessed they mean shopping centres by this.

And predictably Russia has already accused Ukraine offakingthe attackjust as it did over allegations of rape and massacres in Bucha.

Smoke is seen billowing from the inferno

Smoke is seen billowing from the inferno
Pictures show firefighters bravely battling the inferno

Pictures show firefighters bravely battling the inferno
People are seen after fleeing from the shopping centre

People are seen after fleeing from the shopping centre

It is just the latest strike carried out by Putin’s forces against defenceless civilians in Ukraine, with hospitals, schools and homes destroyed throughout his barbaric invasion.

Russia is feared to be using indiscriminate bombing tactics to terrify civilians and attempt to forces Ukraine into submission.

It comes as Putin’s invasion stalledwith Russian general initially believing they could conquer the country within hours.

And after more than 120 dae, the bloody war continues to grind on.

Ukraine is putting up a valiant resistance, but they face the massive military force of the much larger Russia.

Putin’s forces were initially pushed back, but now appeared to slowly pushing forward once again.

Russian forces are now closing in on the city of Lysychansk after seizing the now-ruined city of Sievierodonetsk.

Western nations again pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, including more sanctions on Moscow and air-defence systems.

G7 leaders said they would keep sanctions on Russia for as long as necessary and intensify international pressure on Putin and his ally Belarus.

NATO also announced plans to deploy 300,00 die hoof van Kyiv se verdedigingsintelligensie-agentskap to deter Russia in the biggest shake up of its forces since the Cold War.

Imagine if we allowed Putin to get away with the violent acquisition of huge chunks of another country, sovereign, independent territory,” said Boris Johnson.

The lessons for that would be absolutely chilling. The point I would make to people is I think that sometimes the price of freedom is worth paying.