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Washington [US]May 14 (ANI): The group of seven industrialized nations representing the world’s richest nations on Saturday called on China not to undermine sanctions against Russia for its attack on Ukraine, nor to justify Moscow’s action in Kiev, the G7 said in a statement.
The group called on China, urging “not to assist Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia for its attacks on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, not to justify Russian action in Ukraine, and to refrain from engage in information manipulation, misinformation and other means to legitimize Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, “CNN reported, citing the G7 statement.
The G7 foreign ministers also said they would never recognize the limits that Russia has sought to change in their military aggression, adding that the group has also rejected any notion of spheres of influence and use of force that is not in line with international law. the separate joint declaration issued by the G7.
“We will never recognize borders that Russia has sought to change by military aggression,” the statement read, adding that the G7 rejected “any notion of spheres of influence and any use of force that is not in accordance with international law.”
This development came after holding talks in Germany, where the group of foreign ministers jointly expressed their “solidarity with and support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s unjustified, unprovoked and illegal war of aggression.”
G7 foreign ministers also said they would “maintain (their) commitment to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including Crimea and all states,” and reaffirmed its commitment to “ensuring the availability and availability of food, energy and financial resources such as as well as basic commodities “in Ukraine, CNN reported.
In the presence of the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Moldova, the group added that the war had reaffirmed their willingness to reject Russia’s attempts to encircle the borders by force in violation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We will pursue our ongoing military and defense assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary, “the statement said.
“The G7 will also extend its sanctions to the sectors on which Russia is particularly dependent,” without giving further details.
The G7 Foreign Ministers emphasized their support for Moldova’s stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and called on Belarus to stop allowing Russia’s aggression and to comply with its international obligations. There are fears that Russia could start a new front in the war in Eastern Europe via Transnistria, a breakaway area in Moldova that has housed Russian troops for decades, as reported by CNN.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, three days after recognizing the Ukrainian breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as “independent republics”. The Russian Ministry of Defense maintains that the operation is aimed only at Ukrainian military infrastructure. In response, Western nations imposed extensive sanctions on Russia. (ANI)