In the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the work of the summit of the “Big Seven” countries.
In his speech at the summit session of the G7 countries and Ukraine, the Head of State thanked the leaders of the Group of Seven and all allies and partners for achieving “such a level of cooperation that ensures that democracy, international law, and freedom are respected.” it is said on the official online representation of the President of Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi thanked the leaders for providing Ukraine with reliable air defense systems that helped protect civilian and strategic infrastructure from Russian missile attacks and save people’s lives. Separately, the President of Ukraine noted the decision to train Ukrainian pilots on modern F-16 fighters, which is an important component of the air shield.
According to him, every decision made to protect Ukraine during 15 months of full-scale Russian aggression guarantees the preservation of the international order based on rules. Among such solutions are the formation of coalitions of defense support, sanctions against the aggressor, protection of the energy industry and the food market, ensuring financial stability, etc.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi personally thanked the present leaders for their support of Ukraine: US President Joseph Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Risha Sunak, Italian Prime Minister Giorgi Maloney, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.
At the same time, the Head of State emphasized that at the summit in Vilnius, Ukraine is waiting for clear signals on the issue of Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as on the provision of security guarantees before NATO membership.
He also called for a detailed discussion of steps to implement the Ukrainian peace formula. Volodymyr Zelenskyi noted that the ceasefire proposals contained in the peace initiatives of some parties are erroneous and help Russia avoid isolation from the world, although it is still not interested in ending the war.
On the conviction of the Head of State, it is not possible to conduct a dialogue with the Russian Federation until it leaves the territory of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders in accordance with the UN Charter. Any peace initiatives and negotiations should be based exclusively on the formula proposed by Ukraine. The details of its implementation can be discussed at the Global Peace Summit.
As noted by Volodymyr Zelenskyi, it is necessary to implement the Ukrainian formula for peace, which is based on international law.
“We developed the peace formula so that each of its points was supported by UN resolutions. So that everyone in the world can choose the point that they can help implement,” the President of Ukraine said.
The head of state put forward a proposal to hold a world peace formula summit in July this year and join forces to end the war.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi met with the President of the United States of America, Joseph Biden, as part of his participation in the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
The head of state thanked for the provision of powerful financial aid to Ukraine by the USA, which already totals more than 37 billion dollars, as well as for the new military aid package announced by Joseph Biden in the amount of 375 million dollars.
He separately noted the decision of the US President to support the international aviation coalition. The leaders discussed further cooperation to strengthen the defense capabilities of our country, as well as the issue of implementing the Ukrainian peace formula. Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of obtaining security guarantees for Ukraine before our country joins the Alliance.
G7 countries, Ukraine and partner states took part in the work of the summit session “Towards a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous World”: Australia, Brazil, Comoros Islands (chairing the African Union), Cook Islands (chairing the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)), India (chairs the G20), Indonesia (chairs the ASEAN), the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.
Among the main issues discussed at the G7 summit in Hiroshima are the support of the international order based on the rule of law and the inadmissibility of any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force or the threat of using nuclear weapons, as Russia has done; continued sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation and support for Ukraine; strengthening the G7’s work with the countries of the Global South; ensuring energy security in the conditions of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, etc.