(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Harrowing video footage has been released online by Ukraine’s counterintelligence service showing the moment when a massive Russian missile blew up a shopping mall in a city in the central part of the country, killing at least 18 people and wounding hundreds.
You can see two of the videos further down this post.
The Russian missile strike on an entirely civilian target occurred in Kremenchuk, a city of 220,000 people hundreds of miles away from the battlefields in Eastern and Southern Ukraine.
On February 24, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin dispatched about 200,000 troops to attack pro-Western Ukraine, a nation of 45 million, almost the size of Texas, from three sides to conquer it for his desired neo-Soviet empire.
The Ukrainians have resisted adamantly, largely thanks to American military aid. After 126 days of fighting, they managed to kill between 35,000 and 70,000 Russian troops and destroy more than 10,000 units of Russian military equipment.
Managing to make only very minor advances in Southeast Ukraine at huge manpower and hardware cost, in recent days, a seemingly frustrated Putin has been escalating a terror campaign with missile strikes on Ukrainian cities.
When a Russian missile hit the Amstor shopping mall in Ukraine’s Kremenchuk, there were at least 1,000 people inside, with hundreds getting injured. While rescue teams are still searching for survivors, 18 people have been confirmed dead, 59 have been seriously injured, and 21 are still counted as missing.
Footage from CCTV cameras released by Ukraine’s counterintelligence shows from several angles the moment the Russian missile strikes and the immediate aftermath.
The videos demonstrate that the attack was carried out with a guided Soviet-Era anti-ship missile developed initially in the 1950s for attacking U.S. aircraft carriers.
Known in Russia as Kh-22 and in the West as AS-4 Kitchen, the missile in question has a warhead weighing nearly one metric ton.
The new footage shows that Putin’s rocket struck the shopping mall when it was fully operational and packed with people, shortly before 4 pm local time, disproving lies spread quickly by Moscow propaganda that the venue had been shut down and had no customers at the time.
“Russian propaganda always lies… The strike was a deliberate blow to intimidate the population and cause mass casualties,” commented Mykhailo Podolyak, the principal adviser of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Here are the videos:
"Absolute terrorism" – says @ZelenskyyUa and publishes a video of a deliberate missile strike on the Kremenchuk shopping center with people inside. Russian propaganda always lies: there is no coincidence, it is a deliberate blow to intimidate the population and mass victims. pic.twitter.com/Gx1f90cMta
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) June 28, 2022
❗️The Security Service of #Ukraine published new videos showing how the shopping mall in #Kremenchuk was hit by a #Russian missile. The video camera footage proves that the store was well attended at the time of the attack. pic.twitter.com/FBlKT6q5JB
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) June 30, 2022