Russian missiles struck a retail center in eastern Ukraine, killing more than a thousand people there, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to the Poltava regional administration’s head, there have been 40 injuries and 11 fatalities.
However, there is concern that the number of victims may rise.
Video from the scene in the eastern city of Kremenchuk reveals that the building is on fire and that firefighters are having difficulty putting out the flames.
Meanwhile, the G7 leaders vowed to stand behind Ukraine “for as long as it takes” and notified Russia to permit unrestricted food imports from Ukraine.
Zelensky has stated that he wants the war to finish by the end of the year “before winter sets in” to the assembled world leaders in Germany.
Although it is thought that Russia has defaulted on its debt, the Kremlin maintains that it is “not our problem.”