“Peace will become closer”: key takeaways of Zelenskyy’s G7 attendance

May 22,2023 644
“Peace will become closer”: key takeaways of Zelenskyy’s G7 attendance

Participating countries of the G-7 developed democracies’ summit in Hiroshima, Japan, have supported Zelenskyy’s “peace formula.” Ukraine’s allies urged Russia to stop its ongoing aggression and completely withdraw its troops from the entire internationally recognized territory of Ukraine. 

“Russia started this war and can end this war. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine constitutes a violation of international law, particularly the UN Charter,” the Group of Seven stated. 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the forum after Japan’s invitation. During the three days of the summit, the President of Ukraine met with representatives of 11 countries and stated that “peace will become closer.”

U.S. President announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth USD 375 million. During the talks, Zelenskyy and Biden also discussed further cooperation to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

The President of Ukraine met with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. Humanitarian aid, the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children, and the “peace formula” implementation were considered. So far, India has not condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine and has maintained neutrality.

Attacks on civilian infrastructure and the continuation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative became the key topics of Zelenskyy’s talks with the President of Indonesia. “Indonesia is ready to become a bridge of peace between Ukraine and Russia,” Joko Widodo said.

At the meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, the situation at the front and the efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to repel Russian aggression were discussed. Zelenskyy expressed hope for continued cooperation, particularly in the demining of Ukrainian territories.

Japan will supply Ukraine with 100 trucks and almost 30,000 rations for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, Tokyo will accept injured Ukrainian defenders to its hospitals. During a conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, President Zelenskyy also thanked Japan for the previously allocated financial aid package worth USD 7.6 billion.

Additionally, Ukraine’s president met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Ukraine’s allies expressed unwavering support and declared their intention to continue cooperation.

Source: The Japan Times

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