G7 summit: what results for Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit?

Volodymyr Zelensky guest of honor at the G7 summit. The image is symbolic, but also sounds like a warning sent to Moscow. The world’s seven largest economic powers are on Ukraine’s side. On Saturday May 20, the Ukrainian president made a surprise and remarkable arrival on board a French plane, putting the Russian invasion of Ukraine back at the center of the G7 debates. The Ukrainian head of state has received new support from his allies, with new sanctions against Moscow aimed at limiting the trade in Russian diamonds by the European Union, and an embargo decreed by the United Kingdom. For his part, Joe Biden announced a new American shipment of arms and ammunition.

Pressure on Beijing

The purpose of this visit for Volodymyr Zelensky: to talk to emerging non-aligned powers, such as Brazil and especially India, which maintains close military ties with Russia and had refused to condemn its invasion of Ukraine until now. This is done during an interview with Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister. The G7 heads of state also issued a veiled warning to China, urging Beijing to put pressure on Russia.

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