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Saturday, 13 August 2022 12:54 GMT

After missiles attack shopping center in Ukraine, G7 promises to maintain sanctions on Russia

(MENAFN) Russian missiles hit a busy shopping center in central Ukraine on Monday, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as Moscow struggled for control of a major eastern city and Western officials committed to back Kyiv "for as long as it takes."

When two Russian missiles slammed into the mall in Kremenchuk, southeast of Kyiv, more than 1,000 people were inside, Zelenskiy reported on Telegram. According to Ukrainian officials, at least 13 people were murdered and 50 were injured. Rescuers combed through mangled metal and rubble in search of survivors.

"This is not an accidental hit, this is a calculated Russian strike exactly onto this shopping centre," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated in an evening video address. He also added that the death toll could soar.

Russia has made no comment on the strike, which has been denounced by the UN and Ukraine's Western allies. However, Ukraine's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, accused the country of using the event in order to seek sympathy ahead of the NATO military alliance's meeting on June 28-30.


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