The leaders of the G7 club of wealthy nations will hold an online meeting on Monday, Dec 12, ahead of a planned summit in Paris on the reconstruction of Ukraine, the German chancellery said.


The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US will convene for the video conference in the afternoon, according to Germany, which holds the presidency of the group.


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will hold a press conference at 5:30 pm (1630 GMT), the chancellery said.


The summit in Paris on Tuesday will see governments, business and aid agencies come together to look at what immediate assistance they can give Ukraine over the winter.

It will focus on the energy, health, food, transport and water sectors.



Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is to attend and President Volodymyr Zelensky will appear via video link.


Zelensky tweeted on Sunday that he had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden ahead of the G7 meeting and the Paris summit.


Biden reiterated Washington's strong support for the war-torn country and welcomed his counterpart's "openness to a just peace," the White House said.

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