Uncertain about the fate of the last people trapped in the strategic city of Mariupol, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a video meeting of the leaders of the Group of Seven today Sunday to discuss the situation in his country.
The G7 meeting will be held on the eve of the military parade on 9 May in Russia to commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
On Saturday, the Russian army held the last exercises of the traditional military parade in Moscow’s Red Square, in the presence of the soldiers who participated in the attack on Ukraine.
“War in Ukraine strengthens our cohesion “
For his part, a spokesman for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Friday that “May 8 is a historic day that marks the end of World War II. in Europe, which has caused terrorism, destruction and death in Europe”.
And considered that war in Ukraine makes “the cohesion of the Group of Seven (…) more important than ever”.
The spokesperson also indicated that this third meeting since the beginning of the year will be dedicated “in particular to the situation in Ukraine “, without giving further details.
It is interesting to note that questGermany holds the presidency of the Group of Seven, which also includes Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan.
US President Joe Biden hinted at this meeting a few days ago, talking about possible additional sanctions against Russia.
Even on the line of Western sanctions, the 27 member states of the European Union are committed in arduous negotiations that reached an agreement this weekend on a plan to stop imports of Russian oil, a proposal that Hungary has so far rejected.
Interestingly, the Group of Seven is an organization made up of the seven largest economies in the world, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Countries with the world’s largest economies have pledged billions of dollars to finance Ukraine’s war against Russia in recent weeks, sensing an opportunity to reverse the war.
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