Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov said at a daily briefing this Tuesday morning that the burned-out shopping center in Kremenchug was out of service.
Konashenkov stated that weapons from the United States and the European Union were stored in aircraft hangars in preparation for being sent to the front line in Donbass, and as a result of a precision strike, the target was hit, causing the stored ammunition to explode, and then a fire broke out in the shopping center.
For their part, the Ukrainian authorities publish false information about the death of people as a result of a rocket attack on a shopping center. This case, according to Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, is similar to the provocation that occurred in Bucha. Polyansky continued that there are a number of contradictions in the situation, as Kyiv wants to draw attention to Ukraine before the NATO summit, and the Ukrainian authorities will once again ask the West for additional military assistance.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Amstor shopping center in Kremenchug caught fire as a result of a rocket attack, and Dmitry Lunin said that 13 people died and dozens were injured as a result of the fire.
However, the information provided by Zelensky was incorrect, according to Regnum, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the center was not working, as evidenced by the almost empty parking lot, as well as attendance data.
Source: Regnum + Russian Defense Ministry