President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will attend the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, Japan in particular person on Sunday, a visit that may mark one of many farthest distances he has traveled from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion.
Zelenskyy’s anticipated look on the annual assembly of leaders of the world’s strongest democracies was confirmed by Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s Nationwide Safety and Protection Council.
“We had been certain that our president could be the place Ukraine wanted him, in any a part of the world, to unravel the difficulty of stability of our nation,” Danilov stated Friday on Ukrainian nationwide tv. “There will probably be crucial issues determined there, so bodily presence is a vital factor to defend our pursuits.”
Japan is about 5,000 miles from Ukraine. Zelenskyy traveled the same distance to Washington, D.C. in December final 12 months. The warfare in Ukraine is one in all prime gadgets on the agenda in Hiroshima. Zelensky’s attendance will come as G-7 international locations − the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan − unveiled contemporary sanctions on Russia over its invasion. He’s anticipated to look nearly on the summit on Friday.
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During the last week, Ukraine’s chief has undertaken a diplomatic blitz of Europe, visiting Germany, France, Italy and the U.Okay. to drum up army and monetary help as Ukraine hopes to show the tide of the warfare.