G7 condemns ‘abominable’ attack on Ukraine shopping mall

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Kyiv: At least 16 people have died in a missile strike on a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk.

The leaders of the G7 group of richest nations – who are meeting in Germany – condemned the attack as “abominable”.

“Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians constitute a war crime,” they said in a joint statement.

Russia has been blamed for the attack, which also injured at least 59 people, and there are fears the death toll will continue to rise.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky described the attack as one of the “most brazen terrorist acts in European history”.

He said the mall had no strategic value to Russia, and posed no danger to its forces – “only the attempt of people to live a normal life, which so angers the occupiers”.

“Only totally insane terrorists, who should have no place on earth, can strike missiles at such an object,” he added.

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