Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a meeting of G7 leaders in Germany that he wanted Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine by the end of the year, before the onset of winter, two EU diplomatic sources were quoted as saying by Reuters.
Zelensky intervened behind closed doors and held a video conference with the leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Japan this Monday, the second day of the G7 three-day summit held at Elmaus Castle. In Bavaria and dominated by the Ukrainian War.
In his speech, the President of Ukraine warned that the conditions of the war would complicate the fight against his troops, according to an AFP source. He also assured that if the war continues beyond winter, it also risks becoming more and more widespread, for which he called on the leaders of the world’s seven most industrialized countries to do everything possible to end the war. According to the same source, sanctions were even tightened at the end of the year.
The President of Ukraine also demanded air defense systems, assistance for the reconstruction of Ukraine and a strategy against the blockade of its wheat exports. He called on G7 leaders not to “reduce the pressure” and to continue to accumulate “strong” punitive action against Moscow.
According to sources quoted by various media, the leaders of the seven countries are fulfilling the agreement to limit the prices of Russian oil exports outside the United States, the European Union (EU) and the G7. Details on how the price limit will work, as well as its impact on the Russian economy, will be decided by the G7 economy ministers in the coming weeks and months, a senior US government official told the Associated Press.
New sanctions will also be imposed on Russia, targeting its defense supply chain. US President Joe Biden this week outlined the G7’s goal of banning Russian gold imports, backed by Canada and Japan, as well as the UK, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson also hopes to persuade. Germany, France and Italy.
“Ukraine feels the support of the G7 countries. “Thank you for your defense and our country’s financial assistance in the fight against the Russian invasion,” Zelensky said in a statement to the Telegram. “It is also important for us that the G7 countries have a consistent position on sanctions. “They must continue to grow, in particular by restricting the price of oil exported by the aggressor.”
Source: El Diario