G7 condemns 'abominable' attack on Ukraine shopping mall

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Smoke and fire raises from a shopping mall hit by a Russian missile strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kremenchuk, in Poltava region, Ukraine June 27, 2022, in this screen grab taken from a video. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

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SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) - The leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrial democracies, gathered for their annual summit in southern Germany, condemned Russia's "abominable" missile attack on a shopping mall in the Ukraine town of Kremenchuk.

"We stand united with Ukraine in mourning the innocent victims of this brutal attack," they wrote in a joint statement tweeted by the German government spokesperson.

"Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians contribute to a war crime," they added. "Russian President Putin and those responsible will be held to account."

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Reporting by Thomas Escritt Editing by Chris Reese

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