The G7 leaders expressed this Monday (06.27.2022) their condemnation of the attack on a shopping center in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk, which they described as an “abominable war crime” and which has caused almost twenty deaths. “We will not rest until Russia puts an end to its brutal senseless war,” said the leaders of the seven great powers, in a statement released by the German presidency of the group, which is holding its annual summit in Elmau (Bavaria).
The meeting of the leaders (G7) was marked this Monday by the intervention, in virtual format, of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, hours before the impact of a Russian missile occurred in a shopping center in that town in central Ukraine. There, the G7 already expressed its unlimited support for Ukraine, as well as its determination to approve new sanctions against Russia.
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The Russian attack caused, in addition to the aforementioned fatalities, at least 40 wounded, of which about twenty have had to be hospitalized, although the rescue teams continue to put out the fire and search for possible victims among the rubble. Zelenskyy himself reported through Telegram that the Russian attack could have caused an “impossible to imagine” number of victims since around a thousand people were inside the shopping center.
“The shopping center is on fire, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine,” Zelenskyy added on Telegram. The Ukrainian president assured that the shopping center did not pose a “danger” to the Russian Army nor did it have “any strategic value”. The balance of the attack with a Russian missile against a shopping center in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk (center) rose to 16 dead and 59 wounded, the head of the country’s emergency services said Tuesday morning. “So far, we know of 16 dead and 59 injured, 25 of them hospitalized. The information is being updated,” Sergei Kruk said on Telegram.