The EU has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the Russian missile strike on a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Hundreds of innocent civilians were reportedly in the centre at the time of the attack, on 27 June.
“Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” said a statement by EU High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the European Union. “This is yet another heinous act in a series of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by the Russian Armed Forces, including most recently missile attacks on civilian buildings and infrastructure in Kyiv and other regions.”
Borrell added that the continued shelling of civilians and civilian objects “amounts to a war crime” and that Russia will be held accountable.
Find out more
Interested in the latest news and opportunities?
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.