More weapons, more unity, for less Putin?
This Thursday the representatives of the 7 major Western powers met with the situation in Ukraine in their sights.
For the first official declarations, the United Kingdom asked for more "sanctions" against Putin and "weapons" for Ukraine.
France has valued Western “unity” as Russia threatens to cut gas.
On the sidelines of the G7, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss pleaded on Friday for "more weapons" to be delivered to Ukraine against Russia against which she also demanded new sanctions, while the war continues despite trade punishments from the West.
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“It is very important right now to keep the pressure on Vladimir Putin by supplying more weapons to Ukraine and increasing sanctions” against the Kremlin, she said at a G7 meeting in Wangels. , in northern Germany.
The foreign ministers of the G7 (Germany, France, Italy, Canada, United States, Japan and United Kingdom), were joined by their Ukrainian counterparts Dmytro Kuleba and Moldovan Nicu Popescu this Friday in Germany to find out how to further support Kyiv in its resistance to the Russian invasion.
The G7 will last until Saturday.
France emphasizes unity
They will discuss in particular the repercussions of the war on the most disadvantaged countries, particularly in Africa, and the risks of a world food crisis, the head of German diplomacy Annalena Baerbock, whose country holds the presidency of the G7, had indicated the day before.
For his part, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian hailed the "very strong unity" of the G7 countries to support Ukraine's fight against Russia "until victory".
"This is part of a very strong unity of the members of the G7 to continue over time to support Ukraine's fight for its sovereignty, until victory," said Le Drian.
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“We are not at war against Russia, it is Russia which is at war against Ukraine: there is an aggressor and an attacked and we support the attacked”, warned the French minister.
"There are initiatives that will be taken which will be, I think, initiatives of coherence and cohesion between the different actors to avoid the consequences on the food supply of the Ukrainian crisis", indicated Jean-Yves The Drian.