3:35 p.m. ET, June 28, 2023
Colombian parliament member, writer and journalist injured in Kramatorsk attack
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Colombian parliament member and former High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo, writer Hector Abad and journalist Catalina Gomez were injured during Tuesday’s missile attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, according to a statement by Colombia’s high commissioner for peace.
The Colombians were having dinner with Ukrainian writer Victoria Amelina at a pizzeria when it was struck, according to the statement signed by Jaramillo and Abad. Amelina is in critical condition as a result of a skull injury, according to the organization.
“Attacking civilian places is a barbaric act,” the statement added.
At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured in the attack, according to Ukrainian officials.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro condemned the strike.
CNN’s Stefano Pozzebon in Bogota contributed reporting to this post.