Volodimir Zelensky plans to travel to Hiroshima to participate in the G7 summit
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, plans to travel to Hiroshima to participate in the G7 leaders’ summit that will be held from this Friday to Sunday in that Japanese city, according to local media reports citing Executive sources.
Zelensky would arrive in Japan to participate in the Sunday meeting day in a session dedicated to ukrainian war, and would plan to keep Bilateral meetings with US President Joe Bidenand with the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishidaaccording to the same sources.
A spokesman for the Japanese Foreign Ministry could not confirm this information when asked by the news agency EFE, and referred to what was announced in previous days by Tokyo, according to which Zelensky would participate in the discussions electronically. The White House also refused to comment on the possible assistance of the Ukrainian leader when asked by EFE.
The European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom toughen the sanctions against the Kremlin and prohibit the trade of Russian diamonds
The President of the European Council, charles michel, confirmed this Friday that the European Union (EU) will restrict trade in Russian diamondsa new sanction that seeks to “disconnect Russia from its suppliers.”
During his visit to Japan on the occasion of the G7 Summit, Michel announced that the EU is focused on “closing the door on legal loopholes” that the Kremlin takes advantage of to “continue fanning the flame of war in Ukraine.”
The United Kingdom also announced that it joins these new sanctions against Russia, thus trying to damage the industry -4,000 million dollars in exports- of Russian diamonds.
He also confirmed that they will impose their own sanctions on various metals of Russian origin, specifically the copper, aluminum and nickel. In addition, the Government is preparing a new battery of sanctions that will target 86 people and companies related to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and with the military industry of Moscow.
Meanwhile, the United States informed through an official of the White House of the next steps in Russia policy: “You will see, first, significant efforts to further disrupt Russia’s ability to supply itself with imports for its war. Two, they will see efforts toto put an end to evasion (of sanctions). Threewill see more measures to reduce dependence on Russian energy. Four, you will see continued efforts to restrict Russia’s access to the international financial system. And, five, you will see a continued commitment to immobilize Russia’s sovereign assets until the end of the war.”
This was the arrival of world leaders in Hiroshima in the run-up to the G7 summit
The heads of Japan, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States visited the Peace Museum and Park in western Japan for a historic gathering aimed at sending a strong message against nuclear weapons.