The G7 called Zelensky's participation in the online meeting an honor, confirming their support for Kyiv. The countries agreed not to let Russia win the operation in Ukraine. Volodin saw in these words recognition of Moscow's success
The G7 countries (G7: US, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Canada and Japan) declared their intention to provide Ukraine with a prosperous future and their determination to prevent a Russian victory in Ukraine. The text of the resolution was published by the White House.
“President Putin must not win his war against Ukraine. We must do this for the sake of the memory of all those who fought for freedom during the Second World War, continue to fight for it today, for the people of Ukraine, Europe and the world community,— says the document.
Country Leaders— G7 members were honored to participate in the online meeting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was assured of full solidarity and support. Ukraine, the G7 is sure, is fighting for a “peaceful, prosperous and democratic future within its internationally recognized borders, with the rights and freedoms that many of us enjoy today.”
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said in response that the determination “not to allow victory” Western countries “recognized successes” Moscow's actions. “Russia ruined their plans to expand NATO to the East”, — he believes, linking this with a negative response to Russia's proposals for a security guarantee alliance.
After the start of the Russian military operation on February 24, Western countries began to provide economic, political and military support to Ukraine: Kyiv is supplied with weapons, Zelensky regularly appeals to Western governments with a request to increase the volume of supplies. US President Joe Biden is expected to sign the Lend-Lease Act on May 9, which will allow Washington to speed up arms deliveries to Kyiv, bypassing bureaucratic obstacles.
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Russia has repeatedly demanded that Western states stop supplying weapons, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that Moscow will consider any transport with Western weapons on Ukrainian territory as a legitimate target for strike. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the current situation a “proxy war”. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — he warned.
In late April, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that Russia could win in Ukraine. According to Western intelligence, he said, the fighting could last until the end of next year. “The sad thing is that this is a real possibility,” — he appreciated.
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