"Expecting important decisions": Zelenskyy outlines three key topics at the G7 summit in Italy

"Expecting important decisions": Zelenskyy outlines three key topics at the G7 summit in Italy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Photo: Associated Press

A significant portion of the summit will be dedicated to Ukraine's defense and economic resilience.

On Thursday, June 13, the "Group of Seven" summit kicks off in Italy. Ukraine anticipates "important decisions" from its allies during the meetings.

This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his Telegram channel. According to him, a large part of the summit will focus on Ukraine's defense and economic resilience.

"Today (June 13 - ed.), the "Group of Seven" summit in Italy, a meeting of our largest partners. A significant portion will be dedicated to Ukraine, our defense, and economic resilience. We are expecting important decisions today," his post reads.

The key topics for Ukraine, the President emphasized, will be:

⦁ Development of the fighter jet coalition,

⦁ Acceleration of pilot training,

⦁ Expedited delivery of aircraft.

The development of the Ukrainian air defense system "on the basis of the most powerful Western systems", the expansion of long-range capabilities and the approval of the format for the use of Russian assets for the benefit of Ukraine will also be discussed during the summit.

"Today, I will participate in the "Group of Seven" meeting and hold a series of bilateral meetings: with the host of the summit, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy Giorgia Meloni, Prime Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom Justin Trudeau and Rishi Sunak, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva," the President of Ukraine added.

Zelenskyy confirmed that bilateral security agreements will be signed during meetings with U.S. President Joseph Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

"The document with the United States will be unprecedented, as befits the leaders in supporting Ukraine. A year ago at the NATO summit in Vilnius, the G7 adopted the Declaration of Support for Ukraine. Today, within this Declaration, we are signing the last two security agreements with members of the "seven". The Ukrainian people, our warriors, see that the G7 stands with Ukraine forever. I am grateful to our partners for their faith in us and our victory," he concluded.

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