The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union announced on 4 November the establishment of a G7 coordination mechanism to help Ukraine repair, restore and defend its critical energy and water infrastructure.
They also reiterated their unwavering commitment to continue providing the financial, humanitarian, defence, political, technical, and legal support that “Ukraine needs to alleviate the suffering of its people and to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders”.
The G7 foreign ministers condemned Russia’s constant attempts to terrorise the civilian population, calling Russia’s attacks against civilians and civil infrastructure “crimes against humanity”, as well as the continued seizure and militarisation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, and “irresponsible” nuclear rhetoric. They also rejected Russia’s false claims that Ukraine is preparing a radiological “dirty bomb”, saying inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had confirmed the allegations were unfounded.
The G7 also condemned the violation of Moldovan airspace and the actions of the Belarusian regime, which, among other things, allows Russian armed forces to use Belarusian territory to launch missiles aimed at Ukraine. “If the Belarusian authorities more directly involve Belarus in Russia’s war, the G7 will impose overwhelming additional costs on the regime,” says the statement.
The ministers added that they will continue to impose economic costs on Russia and on other countries, individuals or entities providing military support for Moscow’s war of aggression.
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