What's new

Only a 'monster' would attack a mall, Ukrainian survivor says

Vanguard One

BANNED
Dec 20, 2019
1,179
-7
1,027
Country
Ireland
Location
Ireland
The mall was nothing extraordinary, but in the middle of a war it was an escape for those in this Ukrainian city who had decided not to flee.
Then it exploded in a Russian airstrike.

In moments on Monday afternoon, a summer hangout became a hellish inferno.

Life and death depended on a shopper's decision whether to heed yet another air raid siren and take shelter. Among those who stayed, at least 18 are dead, more than 20 are missing and scores are wounded.

1656466637368.png

People watch as smoke bellows after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. (AP)

1656466658885.png

Volunteers and state firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a shopping centre burned after a rocket attack in Kremenchuk. (AP)

The crowded mall in Kremenchuk, which housed the largest toy store in town, is now the latest shorthand for allegations of war crimes against Russia.

As with earlier attacks on a theatre, a train station and a hospital elsewhere in Ukraine, authorities in Moscow said the mall was not the target.

1656466689766.png


1656466705986.png

An aerial view of the damage. (AP)


One day after the airstrike, the scene still smelled of charred debris.

Grit hung in the air, irritating the skin and throats. Visitors laid red carnations, a spot of colour in the still-smoking ruins.

1656466744601.png

A woman lights a candle after the rocket attack. (AP)

Images on social media showed the burned body of a woman, white sneakers still intact, who appeared to have been caught in the blast as she tried to run. In another video, around the time of impact, a man could be heard calling for his mother.

One mall employee, who gave only his first name, Oleksandr, said he had stepped outside with a colleague for a cigarette when the air raid siren went off. He described the moment of impact.

1656466779180.png

A police officer inspects a fragment of a Russian rocket stuck in a tree trunk about 300m from the epicentre of the Russian deadly rocket attack at a shopping centre in Kremenchuk. (AP)

“There was darkness in my eyes for two minutes,” he said.

“There was a black tunnel, smoke, fire. I started to crawl. I saw the sun up there, and my brain was telling me I needed to save myself.”

1656466819220.png

A man wounded by the deadly Russian rocket attack lies on a bed in a city hospital. (AP)

1656466839597.png

A police officer writes a report as a man wounded by the attack tells her about what happened. (AP)

A blast wave threw him under a car. He couldn’t hear. Bits of shrapnel were embedded in his leg.
“Thank God that was it,” he said. “I was very lucky.”

He estimated 1000 shoppers and employees had been in the mall at the time, contradicting Russia's claim that it was empty.

Kateryna Romashnya had just reached the mall on her walk home from work when the explosion threw her to the ground and blew out nearby windows.

Stunned, she estimated that 10-15 minutes passed before another explosion occurred.

1656466877123.png

More than a dozen of people were killed in the attack. (AP)

“I realised I needed to get away,” Romashnya said, and she ran with all her strength.

“It was terrifying,” she said, and began to cry.

“You have to be a real monster” to destroy a mall, she said.

“I don’t have words anymore.”

Ukrainian authorities said that in addition to the direct hit on the mall, a factory was struck, but denied it housed weapons, as Russian officials alleged.

Dr Kostyantyn Manayenkov, the chief surgeon at a Kremenchuk hospital treating the wounded, said nine people in intensive care were in “very bad condition”.

There had been skull injuries and some amputations, he said.

Some bodies were so badly burned that they were unrecognisable, said Denis Monastyrsky, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, who visited the scene.

Identifying them could take days, he added.

Those inside the mall had had seven to 10 minutes to leave and get to safety when the warning sounded, he said.

A shelter was just across the street.

Monastyrsky again pleaded with Ukrainians who have lived with such sirens for four months now to understand the danger and to act.

The country's prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, emphasised that all Ukrainians must remain alert and expect a similar strike “every minute.”

But near sunset on Tuesday, some residents could only stand and stare at the debris.

“Say something!” one man cried, trying to rouse them.

“Pray to God that he will help us!”

 

Menthol

SENIOR MEMBER
Aug 2, 2017
2,811
0
2,328
Country
Indonesia
Location
Indonesia
RIP

Yes, the monster is Ukraine's puppet government and an actor president.

Great thanks for using Ukraine's people as cannon fodder, super evil!

The media that is trying to hide the fact is equally monster.
 

khansaheeb

ELITE MEMBER
Dec 14, 2008
13,460
-5
15,464
Country
Pakistan
Location
United Kingdom
The mall was nothing extraordinary, but in the middle of a war it was an escape for those in this Ukrainian city who had decided not to flee.
Then it exploded in a Russian airstrike.

In moments on Monday afternoon, a summer hangout became a hellish inferno.

Life and death depended on a shopper's decision whether to heed yet another air raid siren and take shelter. Among those who stayed, at least 18 are dead, more than 20 are missing and scores are wounded.

View attachment 857684
People watch as smoke bellows after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. (AP)

View attachment 857685
Volunteers and state firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a shopping centre burned after a rocket attack in Kremenchuk. (AP)

The crowded mall in Kremenchuk, which housed the largest toy store in town, is now the latest shorthand for allegations of war crimes against Russia.

As with earlier attacks on a theatre, a train station and a hospital elsewhere in Ukraine, authorities in Moscow said the mall was not the target.

View attachment 857686

View attachment 857687
An aerial view of the damage. (AP)


One day after the airstrike, the scene still smelled of charred debris.

Grit hung in the air, irritating the skin and throats. Visitors laid red carnations, a spot of colour in the still-smoking ruins.

View attachment 857688
A woman lights a candle after the rocket attack. (AP)

Images on social media showed the burned body of a woman, white sneakers still intact, who appeared to have been caught in the blast as she tried to run. In another video, around the time of impact, a man could be heard calling for his mother.

One mall employee, who gave only his first name, Oleksandr, said he had stepped outside with a colleague for a cigarette when the air raid siren went off. He described the moment of impact.

View attachment 857689
A police officer inspects a fragment of a Russian rocket stuck in a tree trunk about 300m from the epicentre of the Russian deadly rocket attack at a shopping centre in Kremenchuk. (AP)

“There was darkness in my eyes for two minutes,” he said.

“There was a black tunnel, smoke, fire. I started to crawl. I saw the sun up there, and my brain was telling me I needed to save myself.”

View attachment 857690
A man wounded by the deadly Russian rocket attack lies on a bed in a city hospital. (AP)

View attachment 857691
A police officer writes a report as a man wounded by the attack tells her about what happened. (AP)

A blast wave threw him under a car. He couldn’t hear. Bits of shrapnel were embedded in his leg.
“Thank God that was it,” he said. “I was very lucky.”

He estimated 1000 shoppers and employees had been in the mall at the time, contradicting Russia's claim that it was empty.

Kateryna Romashnya had just reached the mall on her walk home from work when the explosion threw her to the ground and blew out nearby windows.

Stunned, she estimated that 10-15 minutes passed before another explosion occurred.

View attachment 857694
More than a dozen of people were killed in the attack. (AP)

“I realised I needed to get away,” Romashnya said, and she ran with all her strength.

“It was terrifying,” she said, and began to cry.

“You have to be a real monster” to destroy a mall, she said.

“I don’t have words anymore.”

Ukrainian authorities said that in addition to the direct hit on the mall, a factory was struck, but denied it housed weapons, as Russian officials alleged.

Dr Kostyantyn Manayenkov, the chief surgeon at a Kremenchuk hospital treating the wounded, said nine people in intensive care were in “very bad condition”.

There had been skull injuries and some amputations, he said.

Some bodies were so badly burned that they were unrecognisable, said Denis Monastyrsky, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, who visited the scene.

Identifying them could take days, he added.

Those inside the mall had had seven to 10 minutes to leave and get to safety when the warning sounded, he said.

A shelter was just across the street.

Monastyrsky again pleaded with Ukrainians who have lived with such sirens for four months now to understand the danger and to act.

The country's prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, emphasised that all Ukrainians must remain alert and expect a similar strike “every minute.”

But near sunset on Tuesday, some residents could only stand and stare at the debris.

“Say something!” one man cried, trying to rouse them.

“Pray to God that he will help us!”

It definitely is a war crime , We feel for the Ukrainians and the Palestinians who have suffered the same over decades.
 

jhungary

MILITARY PROFESSIONAL
Oct 24, 2012
12,832
351
12,821
Country
China
Location
Australia
RIP

Yes, the monster is Ukraine's puppet government and an actor president.

Great thanks for using Ukraine's people as cannon fodder, super evil!

The media that is trying to hide the fact is equally monster.
lol, let's not blame the party who invaded and cause all these, but blame the people who were being invaded and fight back, if you don't fight back, people won't die, right??

I want to know where you go to school, so I can tell my relative to avoid those places......
 

AgNoStiC MuSliM

ADVISORS
Jul 11, 2007
24,670
81
33,816
Country
Pakistan
Location
United States
lol, let's not blame the party who invaded and cause all these, but blame the people who were being invaded and fight back, if you don't fight back, people won't die, right??

I want to know where you go to school, so I can tell my relative to avoid those places......
And just to be clear - that is also applicable in the case of Palestinians and Kashmiris fighting Israeli and Indian occupation & atrocities?

Because the West calls that terrorism and the people fighting terrorists.
 

jhungary

MILITARY PROFESSIONAL
Oct 24, 2012
12,832
351
12,821
Country
China
Location
Australia
And just to be clear - that is also applicable in the case of Palestinians and Kashmiris fighting Israeli and Indian occupation & atrocities?

Because the West calls that terrorism and the people fighting terrorists.
look, army fight army, that is a war, 1948 is a war, 1967 is a war, 1973 is a war.

Whether or not what the Israeli do after that is another issue, I don't think what they did was right, but at the same time, I also don't think what the Palestinian did was right either. The moment you complaint about Israeli terror tactics and then use your own to capture and torture Israeli soldier, you lost the moral high ground to criticize Israel.

The simple thing, as I said on my previous post is. You fight people, people fight back, and that does not really matter if we are talking about Russia and Ukraine, or Israel and Palestine.
 

PakFactor

SENIOR MEMBER
Sep 30, 2019
6,270
-1
11,427
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
The mall was nothing extraordinary, but in the middle of a war it was an escape for those in this Ukrainian city who had decided not to flee.
Then it exploded in a Russian airstrike.

In moments on Monday afternoon, a summer hangout became a hellish inferno.

Life and death depended on a shopper's decision whether to heed yet another air raid siren and take shelter. Among those who stayed, at least 18 are dead, more than 20 are missing and scores are wounded.

View attachment 857684
People watch as smoke bellows after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. (AP)

View attachment 857685
Volunteers and state firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a shopping centre burned after a rocket attack in Kremenchuk. (AP)

The crowded mall in Kremenchuk, which housed the largest toy store in town, is now the latest shorthand for allegations of war crimes against Russia.

As with earlier attacks on a theatre, a train station and a hospital elsewhere in Ukraine, authorities in Moscow said the mall was not the target.

View attachment 857686

View attachment 857687
An aerial view of the damage. (AP)


One day after the airstrike, the scene still smelled of charred debris.

Grit hung in the air, irritating the skin and throats. Visitors laid red carnations, a spot of colour in the still-smoking ruins.

View attachment 857688
A woman lights a candle after the rocket attack. (AP)

Images on social media showed the burned body of a woman, white sneakers still intact, who appeared to have been caught in the blast as she tried to run. In another video, around the time of impact, a man could be heard calling for his mother.

One mall employee, who gave only his first name, Oleksandr, said he had stepped outside with a colleague for a cigarette when the air raid siren went off. He described the moment of impact.

View attachment 857689
A police officer inspects a fragment of a Russian rocket stuck in a tree trunk about 300m from the epicentre of the Russian deadly rocket attack at a shopping centre in Kremenchuk. (AP)

“There was darkness in my eyes for two minutes,” he said.

“There was a black tunnel, smoke, fire. I started to crawl. I saw the sun up there, and my brain was telling me I needed to save myself.”

View attachment 857690
A man wounded by the deadly Russian rocket attack lies on a bed in a city hospital. (AP)

View attachment 857691
A police officer writes a report as a man wounded by the attack tells her about what happened. (AP)

A blast wave threw him under a car. He couldn’t hear. Bits of shrapnel were embedded in his leg.
“Thank God that was it,” he said. “I was very lucky.”

He estimated 1000 shoppers and employees had been in the mall at the time, contradicting Russia's claim that it was empty.

Kateryna Romashnya had just reached the mall on her walk home from work when the explosion threw her to the ground and blew out nearby windows.

Stunned, she estimated that 10-15 minutes passed before another explosion occurred.

View attachment 857694
More than a dozen of people were killed in the attack. (AP)

“I realised I needed to get away,” Romashnya said, and she ran with all her strength.

“It was terrifying,” she said, and began to cry.

“You have to be a real monster” to destroy a mall, she said.

“I don’t have words anymore.”

Ukrainian authorities said that in addition to the direct hit on the mall, a factory was struck, but denied it housed weapons, as Russian officials alleged.

Dr Kostyantyn Manayenkov, the chief surgeon at a Kremenchuk hospital treating the wounded, said nine people in intensive care were in “very bad condition”.

There had been skull injuries and some amputations, he said.

Some bodies were so badly burned that they were unrecognisable, said Denis Monastyrsky, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, who visited the scene.

Identifying them could take days, he added.

Those inside the mall had had seven to 10 minutes to leave and get to safety when the warning sounded, he said.

A shelter was just across the street.

Monastyrsky again pleaded with Ukrainians who have lived with such sirens for four months now to understand the danger and to act.

The country's prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, emphasised that all Ukrainians must remain alert and expect a similar strike “every minute.”

But near sunset on Tuesday, some residents could only stand and stare at the debris.

“Say something!” one man cried, trying to rouse them.

“Pray to God that he will help us!”


Collateral damage it happens quit bitching and move the f***k along, it’s happened in other conflicts I didn’t see the menstrual cycle blood from the West when it was a wedding in Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.

And just to be clear - that is also applicable in the case of Palestinians and Kashmiris fighting Israeli and Indian occupation & atrocities?

Because the West calls that terrorism and the people fighting terrorists.

The West likes to bitch it’s in there nature, it’ll soon be second nature to just ignore there moaning. The “rest” of the world besides pretty white people looked the other way after their differences were on full display for the rest of the world to see, hence, it’s a no fucks giving that’s paining the West.
 
Last edited:

QWECXZ

SENIOR MEMBER
Apr 28, 2010
2,861
-3
4,889
Country
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Location
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Oh! Boo hoo! Look how evil Russians are killing civilians while NATO gave Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans, Sudanese, Syrians, so on so forth, only flowers and freedom. And God forbid you think that NATO ever committed war crimes in the long list of countries that they "liberated".
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)


Top Bottom