On Tuesday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, requested the G-7 leaders for more advanced air defense systems as the world’s advanced economies vowed to assist Ukraine so that it can defend its people and land for ‘as long as it takes.’
Leaders of G-7 – an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, and America – met Tuesday in a crisis virtual meeting with the Ukrainian President after Moscow rained down cruise missiles across Ukraine, including the capital city, Kyiv. Mr. Zelenskyy responded by appealing to the Group of Seven leaders to provide his forces with sophisticated defense systems to stop Russia.
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy expresses thanks to the Chancellor of Germany for calling G7’s extraordinary meeting and to all the countries and leaders that backed this initiative. He said during the virtual conference that Ukrainians have been suffering from massive Moscow rocket attacks for two consecutive days. Moreover, the brutal Russo-Ukrainian war has now entered its 231st day.
Furthermore, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a virtual speech that the invaders used over a hundred guided missiles and several different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, including Iran-delivered Shaheds. He added that almost every 10 minutes, he receives a message about Russia’s use of Iranian UAVs.
However, the Group of Seven didn’t specifically respond to the Ukrainian leaders’ plea for boosted air shield. According to media reports, the Russian military sustain personnel and equipment loss in southern part of the country.
⚡️Russian troops sustain equipment, personnel loss in Ukraine’s south.
Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” reported that they completed over 300 fire missions, targeting and damaging two Russian Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers and an APC.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 12, 2022
G7 Vowed to Hold Russia’s Putin Responsible for Senseless Attacks
The President of Ukraine also said he’s requesting the G-7 to strengthen the combined effort to help economically with the formation of increased air defense for Kyiv. Several millions of Ukrainian residents would be thankful to the leaders of G7 for such support.
And in a joint statement released at the end of the video conference, the group of seven of the world’s advanced economies vowed sustained economic, humanitarian, and security support to Kyiv wholeheartedly. They repeated that strikes on innocent civilians constitute a war crime and vowed to hold the Russian President and others responsible to account.
Leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies also offered their support to Kyiv’s campaign to reclaim its territory illegally annexed by Moscow and criticized recent nuclear posturing. A statement by the Group of Seven reads that they condemn Moscow’s escalatory moves, including the mobilization of extra personnel, thus endangering regional peace and security.