Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine expressed the condolences due to the death of 64 people in the fire at the shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia. He claimed this during the meeting at the Ukrainian campaign ‘Children unite Ukraine’.
‘A great number of children died in Kemerovo on March 25. I want to express the most sincere words of the condolence to the relatives and families’, the message said.
As it was reported earlier, the shopping mall caught fire in the Russian city of Kemerovo on March 25. According to the Emergency Service, the fire occurred on the fourth floor where the cinema and children’s playgrounds were situated. The Investigative Committee of Russia considers two version of the tragedy: short circuit or use of the open fire. According to the last data, 64 people died. It was noted that 41 of them are children.
On March 27, the citizens of Kemerovo showed up at the rally with the demands to publish real data about the perished at the fire.
Five people were detained due to the fire at the shopping mall. Also, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia signed the order that announced March 28 as the day of mourning due to the tragedy in Kemerovo.