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G7 to never recognize russia's change of Ukraine's borders - statement

05/16/2022 11:36:02 am
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G7 - a group of leading industrialized countries - has stated it would "never" accept the new border demarcation that russia is seeking with its war of aggression in Ukraine. This is said in a joint statement by the foreign ministers of the G7 countries, posted by the press service of the German Foreign Ministry on Saturday, May 14, - DW reports.

 "We will never recognize the borders that russia is trying to redraw through military aggression", - the statement emphasises.

The document notes that the G7 will "support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine - including Crimea - and all states", as well as will continue to provide Ukraine with humanitarian, financial, economic and military assistance for as long as necessary.

The G7 foreign ministers stated that "russia has violated the UN Charter and undermined the fundamental principles of the European security architecture enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of Paris".

They called on Moscow to "immediately comply with the legally binding ruling of the International Court of Justice of March 16, 2022 and the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and stop military aggression: cease fire and immediately and unconditionally withdraw its troops from all territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders".

Russian threats to use chemical, biological or nuclear weapons were condemned by the ministers as irresponsible and reminded the Kremlin "that any use of such weapons would have serious consequences".

In addition, the document notes the involvement of belarus in russia's aggressive war. The heads of the foreign ministries called on the official minsk "to stop allowing russian aggression and to comply with its international obligations".

Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine, as well as its unilateral actions that restrict Ukrainian agricultural exports, are leading to a sharp rise in prices in commodity markets and posing threats to global food security, the G7 diplomats noted.

The statement specified that moscow should "immediately stop attacks on Ukraine's key transport infrastructure, including ports, so that they can be used to export Ukrainian agricultural products".

It is noted that in addition to the heads of the diplomatic departments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, the USA and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the heads of the Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and Moldova took part in the meeting, which was chaired by Germany.