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Kremenchuk victims could have been fewer but air raid sirens ignored State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 15:19
Kremenchuk victims could have been fewer but air raid sirens ignored  State Emergency Service of Ukraine

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE 2022, 15:19

The large number of victims of the Russian missile attack on the "Amstor" mall in Kremenchuk could have been avoided if people who were inside the mall had responsibly left the mall and hidden in the shelter after air raid sirens went off.

Source: Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, spokesperson of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, at the briefing in "Ukraina-Ukrinform" media centre

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Quote: "The number of victims could have been significantly lower if everyone had responsibly taken appropriate safety measures when the air raid sirens went off. We’re living in times when ignoring the air raid siren can cost someone their life. On hearing such a signal, everyone must immediately leave the building and go to the nearest shelter."

Details: Khorunzhyi added that the State Emergency Service of Ukraine carries out no checks of malls during wartime but these will be resumed once military action is over.

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  • On 27 June Russians launched a missile attack on the "Amstor" mall in Kremenchuk. The second missile damaged the building of the "Kredmash" plant which produced spare part for civilian cars.
  • The State Emergency Service of Ukraine states that the missile attack on the mall resulted in 18 fatalities (1 person died in hospital), 8 body fragments have been discovered under the debris.
  • The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Ukraine already has a list of the names of the Russian pilots who launched missiles on the mall. Iryna Venediktova, the Prosecutor General, is convinced that the missile attack on the "Amstor" mall could be heard as a crime against humanity at the United Nations International Criminal Court.

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