Not as big as the jetliners which struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11
So now what?
One of our church members is currently in Ukraine and sending back pictures of the Russian carnage there. Pray for the people of Ukraine to find Jesus and peace and pray for the people of the world to be delivered from the evil and violence breaking out everywhere because the devil knows his time is short.
Video has emerged that appears to refute Russian propaganda suggesting that a missile strike on a shopping mall in Ukraine never happened. At least 18 people died and about 60 were wounded in the Monday strike, according to Ukrainian officials, but Russia claims it only hit a legitimate military target near the mall.
Video from security cameras in the area clearly caught the moment when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says a Russian X-22 cruise missile slammed into the shopping center in the central city of Kremenchuk. A shockwave ripples across the area just before people in a park are seen falling to the ground and fleeing for cover.
Emergency workers were still searching through the wreckage of the shopping center on Wednesday, with about 20 people still listed as missing.
Zelenskyy shared another video that he said showed the X-22 rocket — a long-range cruise missile designed in the former Soviet Union to sink American aircraft carriers — flying at an angle into the mall, sending a huge fireball and debris flying in all directions. . . .
The security camera videos appear to debunk Russian propaganda spread online suggesting the attack was faked and that the Russian military only hit a military facility near the shopping center. Various Russian accounts have suggested the site targeted was a depot stocked with Western-supplied weapons or a base for Ukrainian military vehicles.
CBS News visited the facility just north of the mall, however, and found an asphalt factory. We met Mykola Danyleiko, chairman of the board for the Kredmash Road Machinery Plant, which mixes asphalt to pave roads.
"It's fake," he told CBS News of the Russian claims. "They said we send products from here by railroad. Do you see a railroad?"
The cement plant was hit by a missile on Monday, too, but there was no railway there.