The number of victims of a Russian missile attack, as a result of which one of the missiles hit a nine-story house in the village of Sergeevka, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky district, Odessa region, has risen to 20, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports . It is also known about 38 victims, of which six are children.
The Odessa City Council in the Telegram channel announced that July 2 was declared a day of mourning in the region.
“In memory of those killed as a result of the criminal Russian shelling of Sergeevka, state flags will be flown at half mast throughout the region. It is also recommended to refrain from holding concerts and entertainment events, sports competitions and to make changes to the radio and television program.
On the night of July 1, an attack was made on the Odessa region, one of the rockets hit a nine-story house in the village of Sergeevka, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky district. 18 people, including two children, were killed, said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. According to the operational command "South" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Tu-22 aircraft launched a missile strike, three X-22 missiles hit a 9-storey residential building and two recreation centers.
On June 27, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Russian missiles had hit a shopping center in Kremenchug with more than a thousand people in the building. As the correspondent of The Insider specified, the shopping center is located across the street from the Kredmash plant, which produces equipment for the production of asphalt concrete and asphalt. In total, Russia fired three missiles, two of them hit the shopping center, the third hit the factory. According to the head of the Poltava OVA Dmitry Lunin, by the morning of June 28, it was known about the death of 18 civilians who were in the shopping center at the time of the explosion.
At the same time, Russia, represented by the official representative of the country's Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova , continues to deny its involvement in the deaths, calling Kiev's accusations "fake". The Ministry of Defense confirmed the strike on Kremenchuk, but the department claimed that Russia fired at the ammunition depot, the shopping center “did not function,” and the fire started due to “the detonation of ammunition stored nearby at the plant.” Russian President Vladimir Putin also commented on the strike on the shopping center: “Yes, there was no terrorist attack, no explosion. I was here, I don't know [details]. I know, and we have shown this many times from drones when they place weapons, strike systems, artillery, heavy equipment in residential areas, and elsewhere.”