Ukraine shopping centre hit by missile been closed for months actually military storage site
by Kev Moore
The Ukraine “shopping centre” was a warehouse.
Fake: Shopping Center “Amstor” Was a Target of the Armed Forces of Russia
The Russian Federation Ministry of Defense 28.06.2022 10:52
Russian military shelled the shopping center “Amstor” in Kremenchug. It was announced by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
What is really going on:
The shopping center is located in the vicinity of the Kremenchug Road-Building Machinery Plant and the railway station of Kremenchug. At one of the videos it seems to people that the missile hit right at the plant (the words “Dormash, Dormash” [road-building machinery]). Besides, according to the sources being in the picture of the special operation, the shopping center “Amstor” was used as a storage site for military equipment as well as the shopping center Retroville in Kiev.
The station of Kremenchug is one of the most important railway hubs of Ukraine connecting central and western parts of the country. Besides, a locomotive depot is located (TCh-6) in Kremenchug and Kremenchug power supply division (ECh-8). The station is actively used to supply fuel from Kremenchug Refinery for the AFU purposes.
At the distance of 90 meters from the shopping center there is Kremenchug Road-Building Machinery Plant. Since 2014, the equipment for the AFU purposes has been being repaired there. A railway spur from Kremenchug station comes to the plant.
President Zelensky declared that about one thousand civilians were in the shopping center, but the parking in front of the shopping center is almost empty, there are few cars there. Moreover, among people walking on the parking, there are many soldiers in “pixel” uniform (standard T-shirts of the AFU, camouflage bags), some of them are armed with automatic weapons. At the same time, at the video published by Zelensky as well as at the videos in social networks, there are almost no women.
In general, it does not seem that the shopping center has been open. In Instagram (the social network recognized to be extremist in Russia), there are no photos of visitors since March from a geotag Shopping Center “Amstor”. Feedback at the websites and Google maps have not been left since March as well. Apparently, the equipment repaired at the Road-Building Machinery Plant was stored in the Shopping Center.
Despite of the unconfirmed nature of Zelensky’s declaration about one thousand visitors being in the Shopping Center and the official information on two dead persons, the international mass media have quickly caught up the information right in the context of “Russian missile which hit the Shopping Center with 1000 visitors”.
In the coming days, the NATO Summit will take place in the course of which President Zelensky intends to demand military assistance. Now the Ukrainian authorities prepare the ground for turning “Amstor” into a new Bucha.#