the G7 will “never recognize the borders” that Russia is trying to change by force

The G7 promised this Saturday “expand the penaltieseconomic targets targeting Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine tosectors on which Russia is particularly dependentwhile urging China todo not undermine” these measures.

Le G7 ne «will never recognize“the borders that Russia wants to impose by force with its war in Ukraine, said this Saturday, May 14 the foreign ministers of the group of seven great powers.

«We will never recognize the borders that Russia has tried to change through military intervention“, say the heads of diplomacy in a statement released after a three-day meeting in Wangels, in northern Germany “We will maintain our commitment to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea…“, they specify.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, whose country holds the G7 presidency this year, insisted it was up to Ukraine “to decide for herself», «because it is his territory». «We will support the measures (…) that Ukraine will take in order to guarantee freedom and peace in the countryshe said at a press conference closing the meeting.

These statements come as particularly violent fighting rages in the Donbass region (east), partly controlled since 2014 by pro-Russian separatists, and on which Moscow has been focusing for weeks without making significant progress. The ministers reiterated their request to Russia to “end the war it started without provocation (from Ukraine) and the tragic suffering and loss of life it continues to cause“. They again called Belarus “to stop facilitating Russian intervention and respecting its international commitments».

The G7 urges China todo not undermine ” punishments

The seven countries (Germany, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Japan, and United Kingdom) also condemned “irresponsible threats of the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weaponsuttered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. They promised on Saturdayexpand the penaltieseconomic targets targeting Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine tosectors on which Russia is particularly dependentwhile urging China todo not undermine” these measures.

«We call on China not to help Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, not to undermine the sanctions imposed on Russia for its attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, not to justify Russia’s action in Ukraine and desist from engaging in information manipulation, disinformation and other means to legitimize Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine“urges the final statement.