The toll rises after a rocket attack on a shopping center.

Leaders of G7 countries, including US President Joe Biden, condemn Monday’s rocket attack on a shopping center in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk.

Smoke rose from the Krementsjuk shopping center on Monday.

On Monday, a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine was hit by a rocket attack. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, there were more than 1,000 people in the mall during the attack.

– Only completely reckless terrorists, who have no business here on earth, can direct rockets at such a target, says Zelenskyj.

In a message on Twitter writes Biden, who is attending the G7 meeting Monday and Tuesday at Elmau Castle in Bavaria, Germany, that Russia must be held accountable. He brings back CNN.

– Russia’s attack on civilians in a mall is horrifying. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, says the President.

US President Joe Biden calls the missile attack cruel.

On Tuesday morning, Ukrainian authorities reported that the death toll had risen to 18. More than 40 are missing.

– The United States stands with our allies and partners and will continue to hold Russia accountable for these atrocities and support Ukraine’s defense, Biden added.

Several leaders denounce

These days, a meeting is taking place between the G7 countries, France, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Italy and Canada. Key EU leaders are also present.

Country leaders condemn Monday’s rocket attack. They call it a heinous attack and a war crime.

– Arbitrary attacks against innocent civilians constitute a war crime. Russian President Vladimir Putin and those responsible must be held accountable, according to a joint statement from participants in the G7 meeting.

G7 members from left to right: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, United States President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Japan Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron and President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel.

– The Russian bombing of a shopping center in Krementschuk is a despicable act. We share the pain with the families of the victims, as well as the anger at such cruelty. The Russian people must know the truth, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Will be a subject for the UN Security Council

The UN Security Council will meet on Tuesday evening, at the request of Ukraine following Russian attacks on civilian targets in recent days.

Monday’s rocket attack will be the main topic. Also, Sunday’s rocket attack on the capital Kyiv, where a residential area was hit, will be discussed, according to the Albanian presidency, which is leading the meeting.

While the final toll of the mall attack remains to be seen, it is clear that one person was killed and six injured in Sunday’s attack on Kyiv. Among them was a seven-year-old girl.

The attack on Kyiv was the first Russian attack on the capital in nearly three weeks, according to the city’s mayor, Vitaly Klitschko.

On Monday, Ukrainian officials accused Russia of targeting civilians in two more attacks in the east of the country on Monday that left at least 12 people dead.

Russia, which invaded Ukraine in late February, denied striking residential areas in Kyiv on Sunday. The target was an arms factory, Moscow claimed.

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