Death toll rises to eight in kyiv shopping mall bombing


A man looks at the burning and destroyed Retroville shopping center after a Russian attack in the northwest of the capital kyiv.

A man looks at the burning and destroyed Retroville shopping center after a Russian attack in the northwest of the capital kyiv.

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The death toll in a bombing last night by Russian forces against a shopping center in kyiv now amounts to eightas reported by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General鈥檚 Office through Telegram.

The statement specifies that an investigation has been opened in connection with the rocket attack launched by Russian troops in the Podilsk districtin the Ukrainian capital, 鈥渨hich caused great destruction and left eight people dead鈥.

Specific, an investigation was opened for 鈥渧iolation of the laws and customs of war鈥, which translates into an 鈥渋ntentional homicide鈥.

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Firefighters stand on a destroyed armored military vehicle in the Retroville shopping center after a Russian attack in the northwest of the capital kyiv.

It has been established that on the night of March 20, the Russian armed forces used 鈥渕eans of war prohibited by international law鈥 to carry out a missile attack on the capital鈥檚 Podilsk districtadds the statement.

The shopping center was destroyed as a result of the fire that caused the attack by the Russian forces and the windows of the nearby houses were also damaged. and cars parked nearby.

Initially, four deaths and one injury had been reported in the attack on the shopping center and later at least six fatalities.

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A Ukrainian serviceman walks through the rubble inside the Retroville shopping center after a Russian attack in the northwest of the capital, kyiv.

The prosecutor鈥檚 statement adds that information on the dead and injured will be updated as rescue teams and law enforcement continue to work on the spot to document what happened.

Emergency services had been alerted at 10:48 p.m. local time Sunday of a fire in the mall鈥檚 parking lot that broke out after the Russian attack.

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