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Russia strikes Ukrainian shopping mall


A shopping mall in Ukraine after a Russian attack Associated Press/Photo from the Ukrainian State Emergency Service

Russia strikes Ukrainian shopping mall

At least 18 people were dead and dozens wounded after Russian missiles struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk on Monday afternoon. Emergency crews were still looking for survivors in the shopping center, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said had hosted more than 1,000 shoppers and employees. He said the mall presented no threat to Russia and called the strike “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.” At Ukraine’s request, the U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting in New York to discuss the attack.

What’s happening in Ukraine’s east? Over the weekend, Russia bombarded the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk province of the hotly contested Donbas region. On Friday, the last Ukrainian troops left Severodonetsk, Lysychansk’s sister city. Then, the mayor of the city just to the west of Lysychansk, Sloviansk, said Russia fired cluster munitions into the city. The number of victims is still unknown.

Dig deeper: Read WORLD’s latest coverage of the war in Ukraine.


Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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