The G7 “will never recognize the borders that Russia tries to change with its military intervention” in Ukraine, the G7 Foreign Ministers affirmed this Saturday, who also assured that they will continue “providing military and defense assistance” to the government of Volodímir Zelenski “For as long as it takes.”
“We will never recognize the borders that Russia tries to change with its military intervention,” assured the foreign ministers of the group that brings together the seven most industrialized nations in the world, in the statement released after a meeting in Wangels, northern Germany.
“We will maintain our commitment to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea”They specified, referring to the peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014. “We will continue to provide military and defense assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary,” the joint statement adds.
The head of German diplomacy, Annalena Baerbock, whose country assumes the presidency of the G7 this year, insisted that Ukraine she had to “decide for herself” on the matter “because it is her territory”. In this sense, he estimated that “we will support the measures that Ukraine will take to guarantee freedom and peace in the country,” she said during a press conference.
Criticism of Putin, Belarus and China
The ministers returned to call on Russia to “end the war that was started without provocation (by Ukraine) and the tragic suffering and loss of human life that it continues to cause”.
Also urged Belarus to “stop facilitating the intervention of Russia and respect its international commitments”.
The seven countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) also they condemned “the irresponsible threats of the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The G7 promised “expand economic sanctions” on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine to “sectors on which Russia is particularly dependent” and called on China “not to undermine” these punitive measures.
“We ask China not to help Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, not to undermine the sanctions imposed on Russia for its attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.not to justify Russia’s action in Ukraine and to renounce information manipulation, disinformation and other measures to legitimize Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine,” the final statement said.