Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seemed to acknowledge the loss of the city of Bakhmut to Russia, although his spokesperson later denied his confirmation. Zelenskyy emphasized Ukraine’s plan to end the war and expressed gratitude for international support. The G7 nations, meeting in Hiroshima, pledged to stand by Ukraine and urged other countries like Brazil and India to join efforts to resolve the conflict.
The summit also drew criticism from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who accused the G7 of attempting to isolate Russia and China. However, China’s Foreign Ministry dismissed the G7’s actions, urging member countries to focus on domestic issues instead of meddling in global affairs.
The G7 summit concluded in Hiroshima, with leaders affirming their commitment to upholding international law and order while addressing various global challenges. The military aid provided by the US to Ukraine is expected to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities in its ongoing conflict with Russia.