Emergency crews searched for survivors in the rubble of a shopping centre in central Ukraine that was pounded by Russian missiles, while the ambassador to Moscow of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic said street battles had broken out in Lysychansk.
* A Russian missile struck a crowded shopping centre in the central city of Kremenchuk, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59.
* Russian troops and their Luhansk Republic allies were advancing into Lysychansk and street battles had erupted, said the ambassador to Moscow of the Luhansk People's Republic, recognised only by Russia.
* Russia shelled Kharkiv, hitting apartment buildings and a primary school, the regional governor said. The shelling killed five people and wounded 22, including children.
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* The Group of Seven club of wealthy nations vowed to stand with Ukraine "for as long as it takes", promising new sanctions.
* The White House said Russia had defaulted on its foreign sovereign bonds for the first time in a century, an assertion Moscow rejected.
* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked for more arms in a video address to the G7 leaders.
* Zelenskiy was focused on securing an "advantageous position" in months rather than years, US National Security Adviser Sullivan said. A European official said the Ukrainian leader wanted the war to be over by winter.
* US President Joe Biden raised the tariff rate on certain Russian imports to 35 per cent as a result of suspending Russia's "most favoured nation" trading status.
"It is impossible to even imagine the number of victims ... It's useless to hope for decency and humanity from Russia," Zelenskiy wrote on Telegram after the Kremenchuk mall was hit.
Australian Associated Press
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