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Ukraine: Death toll rises in Kremenchuk shopping centre strike – regional governor

Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kremenchuk

Latest figures suggest ten people have died and at least 40 people were injured in the missile strike on a busy shopping centre in Kremenchuk, in eastern Ukraine.

The head of the Poltava regional administration Dmytro Lunin confirmed this Monday.

A fire has been raging through the site since the missile struck at around 15:50 local time. Some 1,000 civilians were estimated to be inside the building at the time, leading to a major rescue operation.

It is anticipated the number of dead and injured will continue to climb, with Lunin labelling the attack “a war crime”.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said over 1,000 people inside have been hit by a Russian missile strike.

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Ten people have been killed and 40 have been injured, according to the head of the Poltava regional administration

Footage from the site, in the central-eastern city of Kremenchuk, shows the building ablaze, and fire crews struggling to contain the flames

Meanwhile, G7 leaders have pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” and told Russia it must allow free passage of food from Ukraine

Zelensky has told global leaders gathered in Germany that he wants the war to end by the end of the year “before winter sets in”

Meanwhile, Russia is believed to have defaulted on its debt – but the Kremlin says it’s “not our problem.”

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