G7 leaders meet with Zelensky to discuss military support for Ukraine
The G7 leaders began a meeting with the Ukrainian president this Sunday Volodimir Zelenskycentered on the military support for kyiv before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, within the framework of the summit that is being held in the Japanese city of hiroshima.
Before the start of the meeting, those responsible for the group of seven They posed for the cameras with Zelensky, who stood between the Japanese prime minister, Fumio Kishida and the US president Joe Bidenand before the flags of this group of countries, to which the Ukrainian one was added.
After the photo, Biden approached Zelensky and exchanged words with him while putting his hand on his shoulder, and it could also be seen how the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyenhad a friendly conversation with the kyiv president.
The Ukrainian leader attends this first summit session dedicated specifically to discussing the situation on the ground in Ukraine and the measures of the Group of Seven to intensify its arms and equipment shipments such as fighters, as well as financial and other assistance.
Zelensky held this Saturday bilateral meetings focused on these issues with the leaders of France, UK, Italy, Germany and the European institutions, and plans to also hold meetings with the US president and the Japanese leader and host of the summit within the framework of the summit.
“We coordinate our postures and prepare the next steps. On Defense: weapons, air defense, fighters”, Said the Ukrainian leader in a video posted on social networks the day before, in which he summarized the content of his first confrontations with presidents of the G7.
Zelensky also addressed in these meetings “peace formulas and long-term support to Ukraine” and “financing and economy”, according to what he said.
Before the start of the session with the leaders of the G7Zelensky also had a bilateral meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeauin which both spoke about military aid, the situation at the front and the peace proposals made by kyivdetailed the Ukrainian leader on Twitter.