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Rescue effort underway after fiery blast at a Ukraine shopping center killed 18

Workers are seen clearing the rubbles of the Amstor mall, the day after it was hit by a Russian missile strike according to Ukrainian authorities in Kremenchuk. (Genya Savilov/Getty Images)
Workers are seen clearing the rubbles of the Amstor mall, the day after it was hit by a Russian missile strike according to Ukrainian authorities in Kremenchuk. (Genya Savilov/Getty Images)

Ukraine officials say Russian missiles struck a shopping center in Eastern Ukraine leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens injured. Many international leaders are describing it as a war crime. A United Nations spokesperson called the strike on civilians “utterly deplorable.”

Here & Now‘s Susan Davis speaks with NPR international correspondent Emily Feng.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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