Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Says War Needs to End by Winter

KABUL (BNA): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on the leaders of the G7 to make every effort to end the war in Ukraine by the end of this year, in about five months.

According to diplomatic sources at the G7 summit, news agencies reported on Monday that Zelensky spoke via video link at the G7 summit in Germany.

The sources said, the President of Ukraine “had a very strong message and said that all efforts should be made to end this war by the end of this year.”

The Ukrainian president also called on leaders of seven industrialized nations, including the United States, to step up sanctions against Moscow.

Zelenskyy’s other demands from the G7 leaders included the provision of anti-aircraft defense systems, security measures, assistance to Ukraine’s grain exports, and assistance in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

A senior US official told Reuters on Monday that the G7 leaders were expected to announce at the end of their summit a new set of coordinated measures to increase pressure on Russia and finalize a plan to limit Russian oil prices.

The unnamed US official told reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit that the G7 leaders’ dual agenda includes directly targeting Putin’s revenues as well as minimizing its impact on the G7 economies and the rest of the world.

While the G7 holds half of the world’s wealth, the group says its leaders plan to work with other countries, including India, to reduce Russia’s revenues.

According to Reuters, setting a ceiling on Russian oil could simultaneously reduce Russia’s oil revenues, as well as effectively reduce energy prices and reduce global inflation.

According to a technical document released by the White House, at the end of the Group of Seven summit, the group’s leaders will also “make an unprecedented long-term security commitment to provide financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary.”, Including the immediate supply of advanced weapons.

The G7 summit, chaired by Germany, began on Sunday and will continue until Tuesday.


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