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The G7 and Ukraine: 'Putin must not win'. Aid from NATO is on the way

2022-06-27T15:14:24.098Z

Second day of the summit. 'The G7 is united in Kiev and guarantees support as long as it is needed'. Ursula Von der Leyen said so. 'Putin must not win', said Prime Minister Draghi, who reiterated the need to impose a ceiling on the price of gas. Stoltenberg, a NATO aid package for Kiev is on its way. 'Today is not the time to negotiate', said Ukrainian President Zelensky (ANSA)



"At the Madrid Summit we will agree on a strengthened

global assistance package

for Ukraine. This will include substantial supplies of support in areas such as secure communications, anti-drone systems and fuel. In the long term, we will help Ukraine transition from Soviet-era military equipment to modern NATO ones and to further strengthen its defense and security institutions ".

This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens

Stoltenberg

at the press conference to present the Madrid summit.



"Today is not the time to negotiate"

: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the G7, according to reports from the French presidency.



The big names of the G7 insure every

support for Ukraine as long as necessary

.

"We will continue to guarantee financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support and we will stand by Ukraine as long as necessary", reads the draft of the final G7 communiqué on Ukraine, which ANSA has seen.

There is a commitment "to help Ukraine to end Russia's war, to maintain sovereignty and territorial integrity, to defend itself and to choose its future".

From

the G7 comes a message condemning

the "brutal, unprovoked, unjustifiable aggression against Ukraine from Russia, aided by Belarus".

"We continue and will continue not to recognize Russia's attempts to rewrite the borders by force", underline the leaders gathered in Bavaria.

They also assure that they will continue to coordinate to provide material, training, logistics, intelligence and economic support to educate the Ukrainian armed forces.

On the economic front

, there is a determination to reduce Russia's revenues, including those from gold.

"We will continue our targeted use of coordinated sanctions for as long as necessary, acting in unison at every stage," the statement explains.

"We remain unyielding in our commitment to

coordinated and unprecedented sanctions

in response to Russian aggression," the final statement read.

"We are committed to increasing pressure on President Putin's regime and his accomplices in Belarus".

The G7 also gives Russia "

enormous responsibility for the growing global threats to food security

as a result of the conflict" and calls on Moscow "to urgently cease, unconditionally, its attacks on agricultural and transport infrastructure and to allow free passage of agricultural transport from Ukrainian ports to the Black Sea ".

"Russia's unprovoked assault on Ukraine is hampering its production capacity, leading to sharp price hikes and increased global food insecurity for millions of people, especially the most vulnerable," it points out.

Ukrainian President

Volodymyr Zelensky

in his video link with the G7 summit had urged leaders to

"do everything possible"

to end the war in his country by the end of the year.

From Kiev a very strong message, the sources said: "we must do everything possible to try to end this war by the end of the year".

And then the invitation to the leaders of the seven countries to "intensify the sanctions" against Moscow.

According to Kiev, "today is not the time to negotiate", and action must be taken to "limit the price of oil" in Russia.

The meeting with the Ukrainian leader was the focal point of the summit at the Bavarian castle of Elmau, Germany, with the second working day of the G7

.

"Zelensky updated us on Russian aggression. We admire his leadership and the resilience of his people. The G7 has shown appreciable unity.

We agree that we will support Kiev as long as necessary

," tweeted the president of the city.

EU Commission Ursula Von der Leyen.

"We are

united alongside Ukraine

. And we will continue to support it. For this we have to make hard but necessary decisions. Thanks Zelensksy for participating today", writes

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

, after Zelensky's digital intervention at the G7.

"We will continue to increase the pressure on Putin. The war must end."

"Putin must not win. We remain united in support of Ukraine", Italian Prime Minister

Mario Draghi

said during the working session

, according to what has been learned.

"We must continue to work on how to impose a ceiling on the price of gas," added Draghi, according to whom the decision to give Ukraine candidate status for the EU is important for Ukraine but also for the country. European Union, which has profoundly changed its attitude towards neighboring countries, its long-term strategy.

And British leader Boris Johnson insists on taking the hard line against Russia

among the leaders of the G7 summit.

"What struck me in these two days - he said today quoted by the PA agency - is our extraordinary determination to go forward united; at the moment there is no peace agreement that President Zelensky can sign, therefore, in the circumstances current,

the G7 must continue to support Ukraine

".

The British premier then admitted that militarily the situation in Kiev is now "very difficult in the east and south-east", but not without repeating that the Ukrainian forces still want to fight and can "reverse positions". 

The United States will send

medium and long-range anti-aircraft missiles to

Ukraine , according to sources close to the dossier cited by France Presse to the G7.

Moscow's reply

: "We will do our best".

Meanwhile, following a request from the Ukrainian government for medical equipment, protective gear and specialized equipment for public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats,

the European Commission has mobilized its emergency reserves. ' rescEU '

.

The equipment includes 300,000 specialized protective suits, 5,600 liters of decontaminants and 850 equipment for decontamination operations, as well as medical equipment.

In all, the service package is worth around € 12 million.

Source: ansa

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