The G7 countries agreed to strengthen Russia’s economic and political isolation and continue arms supplies to Ukraine, the foreign ministers said in a joint statement released on Saturday, excerpts from which are quoted by Western media.
“We reaffirm our determination to continue to increase economic and political pressure on Russia by continuing to act together,” it says.
In addition, the statement notes that the G7 countries “will supply weapons to Ukraine, and if necessary, and for a long time.”
The statement also says that the G7 countries “will never recognize the borders that Russia is trying to change through military aggression.” In addition, the ministers declared their readiness to expand the sanctions and “include in them areas on which Russia depends.”
The G7 countries criticized Minsk for its position on Ukraine. “We call on Belarus to stop allowing Russian aggression and to comply with its international obligations,” the G7 said in a statement.