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G7 recognizes war in Ukraine as protracted but will continue to provide military and financial assistance

The G7 recognized the war in Ukraine as a protracted conflict. Photo: dw.com

The G7 recognized the war in Ukraine as a protracted conflict. Photo: dw.com

The G7 countries will continue to provide military and financial assistance to Ukraine in the war against Russia.

This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs,Jean-Yves Le Drian before the meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Germany.

Quote"We will continue our initiatives in the military and financial support of Ukraine. Our discussion today is devoted to this issue <...> We will work together to avoid the impact of this conflict on food supplies," he said.

"From now on, we are dealing with a lasting conflict, its consequences will have a long-term global effect, particularly in the area of food security," he said.

According to Le Drian, Ukraine is provoking a global food crisis, so the countries should tackle the crisis from a long-term perspective.

"We will work together to avoid the impact of this conflict on food supplies," he said.

The French Minister of foreign Affairs noted that other topics should also be discussed at the meeting. In particular, the situation in China, in the Middle East, as well as the African crisis.

Representatives of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and Japan started a meeting on May 12 in the Wangels municipality of Schleswig-Holstein. The three-day meeting will last until Saturday.

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