NATO and G7 countries condemn Russian shelling of Ukraine

14:41 16 November Kyiv, Ukraine

NATO countries, the EU and Japan condemned the massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine on November 15, and also reaffirmed their support for Ukraine and their readiness to hold Russia accountable for the aggression.

This is stated in a joint statement by Canada, the European Commission, France, the European Council, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the US, the UK and Japan.
"We condemn the barbaric missile strikes that Russia carried out on Tuesday against Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure," the statement said.
The leaders of the countries signing the statement discussed the explosion that occurred in the eastern part of Poland near the border with Ukraine.
“We give full support and all assistance to the Polish investigation. We have agreed to remain in close contact to determine the appropriate steps while the investigation continues."
The countries also reaffirmed "the unshakable support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people against the backdrop of Russian aggression, as well as their readiness to hold Russia accountable for its brazen shelling of Ukrainian settlements."
"We all express our condolences to the relatives of the victims in Poland and Ukraine," the statement said.