Disused Kremenchuk shopping centre made nearly $100,000 on day of Russian attack Ukraines Parliamentary Group on Finance

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OLENA ROSHCHINA – WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE 2022, 07:43

On the day of the Russian attack on the Amstor shopping mall in Kremenchuk, 58 cash registers were operational, which took the total revenue of 2.9 million hryvnias [approximately $97,600 - ed.], according to the State Tax Service of Ukraine.

Source: Danylo Hetmantsev, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Taxation, and Customs Policy, on Telegram

Quote from Hetmantsev: "Citizen Lavrov [Russian Foreign Minister - ed.] claimed that the Russian attack on the Amstor shopping centre in Kremenchuk was not a terrorist act because Amstor was allegedly disused.

However, according to the State Tax Service [of Ukraine - ed.], 58 cash registers were working on the day of the terrorist attack – they took a total of 2.9 million hryvnias in revenue.

Yes, you’re not mistaken: 2.9 million hryvnias in one day, in a ‘disused’ shopping centre."

Details: Earlier, Denys Monastyrskyi, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said that there were no bunkers or ammunition depots in the Kremenchuk mall destroyed by the Russians and that there were never any military facilities there.

Hetmantsev and Monastyrskyi were both responding to the propagandist lies spread by the Russian Ministry of Defence and now Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Earlier: The Russian Ministry of Defence said that the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation launched missiles that struck a "warehouse holding weapons that came from Europe and the United States, near the Kremenchuk road vehicle factory" and not a shopping centre.

Russia claimed that the detonation of the "Western-issued weapons and ammunitions" caused a fire to break out "in a disused shopping centre located near the factory."

Lavrov said that "Western media have exploded with Kremenchuk footage" but repeated the Russian Ministry of Defence’s version, adding that "the more weapons are supplied [to Ukraine - ed.] to prolong the conflict and the suffering of civilians, the more operations we will conduct on the ground."

Earlier:

  • On 27 June, Russians struck Amstor shopping centre in Kremenchuk with two missiles. As a result of the strike, the death toll is currently 20 people, with 59 injured.

  • Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for Ukrainian Air Force Command, said that Russia had struck Kremenchuk with an Kh-22 missile fired from a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber deployed from around the city of Kursk in Russia.

Ukrainian law enforcement have already established the identity of the Russian pilots who carried out the missile strike on the shopping centre in Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast.