1,000 people reported in Ukraine shopping centre destroyed by Russian missile

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A Russian missile has hit a Ukrainian supermarket leaving multiple civilians dead, it has been reported.

The shocking incident happened in the city of Kremenchuk in the Poltava region of the war-torn country.

Videos from the site show the entire building up in flames with civilians heard screaming in the background.

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At this stage, it is unclear how many people have been killed in the attack.

Tweeting after the attack, Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko said: "A Russian missile has just hit a supermarket in the city of Kremenchuk (Poltava region).

"There started a big fire. There is a lot of dead. The screams of survivors have been heard in thick black smoke. Peaceful people bought food when the "Russian world" came to them.

"Videos and photos from the place are terrifying. People send them from friends to friends. But they will be published in a few hours. Everything that happens there is proof that Russia is a terrorist state.

"These people wanted to live."

Addressing the strike on Telegram, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelesmsky stressed it was impossible to know how many civilians had been killed at this stage.

He said: "It is impossible to even imagine the number of victims

"It's useless to hope for decency and humanity from Russia."

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