Ukraine: G7 asks Moscow’s ally China to “put pressure on Russia”
In Japan, the noose around Beijing is tightening. G7 leaders called for “pressing Russia to end its aggression” against Ukraine this Saturday, May 20, in Hiroshima, China, claiming to want “constructive and stable” relations with Beijing.
“We stand ready to build constructive and stable relations with China,” the heads of state and government of the seven most industrialized democracies, including the United States, Japan and France, said in their statement, noting the importance of “frank dialogue”. . with Chinese officials. As such, they reaffirm their “opposition” to any Chinese “militarisation” in the Asia-Pacific region.
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A summit “For peace?”
Volodymyr Zelensky, who arrived in Japan on a plane chartered by France, declared on Saturday that “peace will be close” after the G7 summit meetings that end this Sunday. “Japan. G7. Important meetings with partners and friends of Ukraine. Increased security and cooperation for our victory. Today peace will be closer,” Ukraine’s president said on social media.
Japan. G7. Important meetings with partners and friends of Ukraine. Security and increased cooperation for our victory. Peace will come closer today.
— Vladimir Zelensky (@ZelenskyyUa) May 20, 2023
The day before his arrival, the States removed their reluctance to authorize future deliveries of fighters to Kiev. Volodymyr Zelensky arrived from Saudi Arabia, where he pleaded Ukraine’s cause at an Arab League summit on Friday to “some” countries who say they are “turning a blind eye” to Russia’s invasion of their country.