Putin striking mall

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with media during the 6th Caspian Summit in Ashgabat on 29 June, 2022. Photo: Dmitry AZAROV / SPUTNIK / AFP

‘No body among us shoots like that’: Putin denies striking Kremenchuk mall

Russia’s Putin said Moscow is not responsible for a strike at Kremenchuk, as his army does not attack any civilian infrastructure site

Putin striking mall

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with media during the 6th Caspian Summit in Ashgabat on 29 June, 2022. Photo: Dmitry AZAROV / SPUTNIK / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow’s forces were responsible for a strike on a crowded shopping centre in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk earlier this week, in which 18 people were killed.

“Our army does not attack any civilian infrastructure site. We have every capability of knowing what is situated where,”

Putin told a news conference in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat.

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PUTIN DENIES STRIKING KREMENCHUK MALL

“Nobody among us shoots just like that, randomly. It is normally done based on intelligence data on targets” and with “high-precision weapons”.

“I am convinced that this time, everything was done in this exact manner,”

Putin said.

Ukraine accuses Russia of hitting the centre on Monday in Kremenchuk, 330 kilometres (205 miles) southeast of Kyiv.

Russia denies the accusation and previously claimed its missile salvo was aimed at an arms depot and the centre was not in operation at the time.

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