Zelensky personally attend the G7 summit in Japan

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will personally attend the G7 summit, which began on May 19 in Hiroshima, writes Bloomberg. citing sources familiar with the plans.

According to them, the Ukrainian leader will fly to Japan on a US military plane after a stopover in Saudi Arabia, where he will attend an Arab League summit.

Initially, it was assumed that Zelensky would talk to G7 leaders in an online format. To this end, an additional session on Sunday, May 21, was added to the Summit agenda. However, the deputy head of the Chancellery of the President, Igor Zhovkva, did not rule out Zelensky’s visit. He stressed that “everything will depend on the situation on the battlefield.”

The President of Ukraine was invited to Hiroshima by the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida during his visit to Kiev in March this year. Zelensky’s visit to Japan will be his first visit to Asia since Russia launched a full-scale invasion in February 2022. He will arrive in Hiroshima after visiting four European countries, where he received promises of additional military support ahead of Ukraine’s counter-offensive.

In particular, Germany announced the largest military aid package for Ukraine worth 2.7 billion euros, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised to provide Kiev with “hundreds of anti-aircraft missile systems” and long-range attack drones. Sunak also announced the formation of a coalition of countries that will supply Kiev with Western-style fighter jets.

The G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and the USA) will discuss new sanctions against Russia at the summit in Japan.


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