Contents tagged with G7

  • Italian Ambassador confirms his country's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

    Davide La Cecilia, Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, confirmed his country's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity at all international platforms.

    He made this statement during his meeting with Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

    The Italian diplomat was invited to this meeting for explanations in connection with statements by the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini …

  • Ahead of anniversary G7 foreign ministers remind Russia of its role in MH17 air disaster

    The foreign ministries of the Group of Seven (G7) countries have made a statement ahead of the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 catastrophe over the Donbas on July 17, 2014. The statement was published by the Canadian Foreign Ministry.

    “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation, in the strongest possible terms, of the …

  • Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine: return of Russia to G7 is not discussed

    The return of Russia to the G7 has not yet been discussed, stated Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk.

    “There are no negotiations because there is no consensus. Other partners have said that they don’t foresee the return of Russia. People may have their own impulsive ideas about it, but nothing is being discussed at the moment,” said Waschuk.

    As was previously reported, before the G7 summit in June, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the G7 should allow Russia back to the …

  • Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs presents Donbas 'de-occupation' strategy to G7 ambassadors

    Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine presented to the ambassadors and diplomats of the Group of Seven countries the Donbas "de-occupation" strategy named "Small Steps Mechanism" that was developed by the Interior Ministry, the Ministry's press service reports.

    According to Avakov, this strategy is "an instrument of interaction" of all services: the State Border Guard Service, the State Emergency Service, the National Guard and the National Police of Ukraine.

    "The plan …

  • Merkel not convinced by Trump’s arguments regarding Russia and the G7

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s arguments about Russia returning to the G8 were unconvincing, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a broadcast on television station ARD.

    “I cannot say exactly what motivated him (Trump)…Of course, we asked him, but the answer was not convincing,” Merkel said.

    According to her, the American leader said that “Russia plays an important role in matters of war and peace, which, of course, is indisputable,” but in the G7 format are “governments that share …

  • EU rejects Trump’s proposal to bring Russia back into G7

    US President Donald Trump’s proposal to return to the Group of Eight (G8) format, inviting Russia to the negotiations between the seven developed countries as a full-fledged participant, has not found support in the EU.

    Germany, France, Italy and the UK unanimously opposed the motion, advisers to French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP.

    According to them, the European leaders’ stance was agreed upon during talks initiated by France on June 8, the day before the opening of the annual G7 …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister considers his complaints against Groysman and Poroshenko justified

    In response to a question from the Ukrainski Novyny news ageny, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said he does not think it was a mistake to send a letter to the ambassadors of the Group of Seven countries complaining about the pressure from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko.

    “I had exhausted the opportunities for normal dialog. I am a decisive person, but also tolerant. We always look for ways to carry out what we have planned. Regarding the State …

  • Media: Ukrainian Finance Minister complains to G7 ambassadors about pressure from Poroshenko

    Apostrophe news outlet, citing the news portal Comments, reports that Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk notified the ambassadors of the G7 countries that President Petro Poroshenko has been putting political pressure on him.

    According to the portal’s sources in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Minister complained to the Ambassadors that Poroshenko was trying to force him to appoint certain candidates as his deputies. The publication’s source specified that Danylyuk himself is …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with G7 Foreign Ministers sanctions against Russia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin took part in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven countries in Toronto, during which they discussed the situation in the annexed Crimea and the Donbas and counteracting Russian hybrid aggression.

    "Thanks, Chrystia Freeland and all the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries for friendly conversation... Ukraine is perceived as an integral part of the free world, a common democratic space. Our partners in the G7 see an …

  • Ukraine is invited to the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting for the first time

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was invited for the first time to attend the meeting of the Heads of Foreign Affairs Ministries of the G7 countries, which will begin in Toronto on April 22, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko informed Ukrainian internet newspaper Evropeyska Pravda.

    According to Shevchenko, for the first time in its history, Ukraine will be present at a full-fledged, planned event of the G7 member states.

    "The time has come for serious, strategic …