In central Ukraine, a Russian missile struck a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk Monday, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens. At least 36 others remain missing. One survivor said she was shopping with her husband when the blast threw her into the air.
Ludmyla Mykhailets: “I flew headfirst, and splinters hit my body. The whole place was collapsing. Then I landed on the floor, and I don’t know if I was conscious or unconscious. I didn’t understand anything. I opened my eyes, and I saw a big piece of rubble was on top of me. I started to scream, 'Help me!' Water was coming from somewhere. The water woke me up.”
Elsewhere, Russian shells continued to rain down on the city of Kharkiv, where officials say five people were killed, 30 others injured, and an elementary school was destroyed.