At least two people were killed after a Russian missile struck a shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian presidential aide Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.
“At the moment we know about 20 wounded, 9 of them in serious condition. It is already confirmed that 2 people died,” Tymoshenko said in a statement on Telegram, adding that a rescue operation at the site was ongoing.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that there were over 1,000 civilians inside the building when it was struck.
Images from the strike in the city Kremenchuk appeared to show a large fire had engulfed the building, which Zelenskyy said posed no threat to Russia and held “no strategic value.”