Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky landed in Hiroshima, Japan, on Saturday for a diplomatic summit with the leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies, which tightened sanctions aimed at punishing Russia and turning the tide of its aggression after 15 months. Gave.
Japan indicated that Zelensky’s decision to go to Hiroshima was due to his “strong desire” to participate in talks that would affect his country’s defense against Moscow.
An EU official told reporters on condition of anonymity about the deliberations that Zelensky would take part in two separate sessions on Sunday. The first will be exclusively with G7 members and will focus on the war in Ukraine, while the second summit will be attended by other countries invited and will address “peace and stability”.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said President Joe Biden and Zelensky would maintain direct contact during the summit. Biden announced a day earlier his support for training Ukrainian pilots in US-made F-16 fighters as a step ahead of supplying these aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force.
World leaders faced a balancing act at the Hiroshima summit to address a range of global concerns that require immediate attention, such as climate change, artificial intelligence, poverty and economic instability, nuclear proliferation and most Above all, war Ukraine.