Eight dead in Russian shelling of homes and shopping malls, Kyiv officials say – National

Late Sunday, apartment buildings and a shopping area in Kiev’s Podil district were shelled, killing at least eight people, according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General.

“According to the information we have at the moment, several apartments and one of the shopping centers [were hit]’ said the mayor of the city Vitali Klitschko on his Telegram channel.

He said rescue teams were putting out a large fire at the mall while other details were yet to be confirmed. The Kiev branch of the State Emergency Medical Service said four people were killed.

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Reuters could not immediately verify the reports on the ground.

Firefighters extinguish a fire that broke out after a Russian shelling of a shopping mall in Podilskyi district of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 21, 2022. At least 4 people were killed in the Russian attack on a shopping mall, Ukraine’s state emergency services reported.

(Photo by State Emergency Services of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

An aerial view of the completely destroyed shopping center after a Russian shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 21, 2022. (Photo by Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images).

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced more than 3 million and raised fears of a major confrontation between Russia and the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the “military special operation,” which began on February 24, aims to disarm Ukraine and root out dangerous nationalists.

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