G7 declares support for Ukraine to the end

The G7 pledged to jointly support Ukraine until it “wins” the conflict with Russia.

“It is important at this time that we continue to put pressure on Russia by supplying more arms to Ukraine and tightening sanctions,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said today in talks with colleagues at the G7 level, adding that ” G7 solidarity is key here is crisis”.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the G7 countries were “very united” in their determination to support Ukraine “until it wins its conflict with Russia”.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in London on April 26.  Photo: AFP.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in London on April 26. Picture: AFP.

The foreign ministers of the G7 countries, including Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, the United States and Japan, are meeting in the health resort of Wangels, Germany, with the Ukraine crisis set to be the main topic on the agenda. Also invited were Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Moldovan counterpart Nicu Popescu.

Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine has entered its third month. Western officials expressed concern that the conflict would be a source of regional and global instability for months, even years, with no indication of which side would emerge victorious.

Western countries have supplied Ukraine with many weapons, including artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank weapons and other weapons. However, Kyiv continued to urge its allies to provide more support.

After Russia launched a military campaign in Ukraine, the US and its allies imposed many rounds of sanctions against Russia, including removing some Russian banks from the international SWIFT payment system, banning imports of many goods from Russia, and removing most-favoured-nation status with it Country. The United States also announced a ban on imports of oil and other energy products from Russia.

Western countries freeze about half of the more than $600 billion in foreign exchange and gold reserves held by the Central Bank of Russia. This is considered one of the toughest economic sanctions against Moscow.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on May 12 that the West has been hit harder by sanctions than Russia, claiming Moscow is resilient in the face of “external challenges”.

Ministry of War of Ukraine.  Graphic: Washington Post.

Ministry of War of Ukraine. Graphic: Washington Post.

Ngoc app (Corresponding AFP)