G7 security guarantees to Ukraine would undermine Russia’s safety: Kremlin as Zelenskyy gets massive support

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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As the G7 nations prepare to announce an international framework that would pave the way for long-term security assurances for Ukraine, Russia has described the move as “dangerous” for its security and said it would “set Europe back for years”. The Kremlin’s statement came as G7 leaders are set to sign a declaration in Vilnius on Wednesday, the second day of a NATO defense summit. Will get a chance to share intelligence.

The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Furthermore, the European Union is a “non-enumerated member”.

Zelensky enjoys overwhelming support from world leaders

Meanwhile, Zelensky, who is holding back-to-back meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the much-anticipated event, met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. During the meetings, the two leaders promised to increase the capabilities of the Ukrainian military on the battlefield, especially through long-range weapons and, in the future, modern Western aviation.

“We discussed the defense needs of Ukraine and cooperation to expand the capabilities of the Ukrainian military on the battlefield, in particular through long-range weapons and modern Western aviation in the future. I am grateful to the Prime Minister and the United Kingdom Zelensky wrote following a meeting with the UK PM, to support Ukraine’s joining of NATO and to participate in providing Ukraine with effective security guarantees for the period prior to membership in the alliance.

In addition, Zelensky also met with his German counterpart Olaf Scholz, where they signed an agreement on additional Patriot systems and missiles for Ukraine. “It is very important to protect lives from Russian terror in Ukraine!” said the Ukrainian president.

No deadline promised to Ukraine: NATO chief

Although no “meaningful” results emerged despite Zelensky’s fiery message ahead of a NATO summit on Tuesday, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg vowed to cut through the process for the war-torn nation’s military alliance membership.

Meanwhile, reacting to continued support for Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “By giving security guarantees to Kiev, they are harming the security of the Russian Federation.”

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