G7 leaders condemn Russia and call for lasting peace in Ukraine
The Group of Seven countries - the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada - condemned Russia's war against Ukraine in the final communiqué of the G7 summit. The leaders pledged to support Kyiv "for as long as necessary to establish a comprehensive, just and lasting peace".
According to The Guardian, the G7 countries called the war unleashed by Russia a serious violation of international law, in particular the United Nations Charter. The summit is taking place on 19-21 May in Hiroshima, Japan.
"Russia's brutal war of aggression poses a threat to the entire world, violating the fundamental norms, rules and principles of the international community. We reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine as long as necessary to establish a comprehensive, just and lasting peace," the official statement said.
The G7 countries pledged to increase diplomatic, financial, humanitarian and military assistance to Kyiv, as well as "to increase the costs of Russia and those who support its war".
The communiqué also states that world leaders will continue to counter the negative effects of the war on the rest of the world, especially on the most vulnerable groups.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- In a joint statement by the G7 leaders agreed at the Hiroshima summit, the Russian Federation was called on to stop its ongoing aggression and immediately, fully and unconditionally withdraw its troops and military equipment from all internationally recognised territory of Ukraine.
- At the same summit, politicians decided that their countries would impose new restrictions on Russian diamonds. The G7 members are also set to further restrict the Russian banking sector and provide financial assistance to Ukraine.
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