World leaders condemn Russian attack on a shopping сenter in Kremenchuk
Russia’s “brutal” missile attack on a crowded shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Poltava region is condemned by world leaders.
“We solemnly condemn the abominable attack on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk. We will not rest until Russia ends its cruel and senseless war on Ukraine,” G7 leaders have said in the statement, promising that Putin and those responsible would be held to account.
The leaders of France, the United States, Poland, Lithuania, Great Britain, Canada and others also condemned the attack on Kremenchuk. Here are their reactions:
“Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians constitute a war crime. Russian President Putin and those responsible will be held to account. Today, we underlined our unwavering support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian aggression, an unjustified war of choice that has been raging for 124 days. We will continue to provide financial, humanitarian, as well as military support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. We will not rest until Russia ends its cruel and senseless war on Ukraine,” said in the statement made by G7 Leaders.
Joe Biden, U.S. President
“Russia’s attack on civilians at a shopping mall is cruel. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. As demonstrated at the G7 Summit, the U.S. along with our allies and partners will continue to hold Russia accountable for such atrocities and support Ukraine’s defense,” U.S. President Joe Biden wrote.
Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
“On the eve of the Madrid NATO summit, Russia has just committed yet another war crime against civilians. This time in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Shelling a mall full of innocent people has to be answered with more military support to Ukraine, the Defenders of Europe,” said President of Poland Andrzej Duda on Twitter.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
“Russia’s bombing of a shopping center in Kremenchuk is an abomination. We share the pain of the victims’ families and the anger in the face of such an atrocity. The Russian people have to see the truth,” Emmanuel Macron, President of France, said on Twitter.
Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania
“Russia’s striking a shopping mall in Kremenchuk with hundreds of civilians is a disgrace to humanity, another horrific Russia’s war crime. Ukraine needs a larger supply of air missile defense systems. Delivered in larger quantities and faster. Stand by Ukraine!” said Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania, on Twitter.
Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada
“Russia’s brutal attack against defenseless civilians in a Ukrainian shopping mall is inhumane. This abhorrent crime and the atrocities committed by Russian forces cannot — and will not — go unpunished. Canada will keep working with its partners to hold the Putin regime to account,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Mélanie Joly.
Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine
“Bombing a shopping mall in the middle of the day, when it would be at its busiest. It’s a murderous Russian act that targets Ukrainian civilians. It adds to the rapidly lengthening justice tally sheet,” British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons posted on Twitter.