President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with the leaders of the G7 grouping of the most advanced economies on May 8.

Ukraine’s second war-time president will take part and report on the current situation in his country” during the video conference, German government spokesperson Christiane Hoffmann said on May 6.

“Officials in Germany, which currently chairs the group also including Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, gave little detail Friday about the upcoming talks,” Barrons reported.

May 8 is when western European and U.S. allies commemorate the end of World War II.

(COMBO) This combination created on May 5, 2022 of file pictures shows (L-R) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (in Meseberg near Gransee, northeastern Germany, on May 4, 2022), Ukainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (in Kyiv on April 4, 2022) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (in Bratislava on September 2, 2021). – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit, the German president’s office said on May 5, 2022, three weeks after Steinmeier was snubbed by Kyiv. Zelensky made the invitation during a telephone call with Steinmeier, a source from the president’s office told AFP, during which “past irritations were cleared up” and Steinmeier expressed his “solidarity, respect and support” for Ukraine. (Photo by AFP)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the leaders will demonstrate “G7 unity in our collective response, including building on our unprecedented sanctions to impose severe cost for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s war.”


Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 by forcibly seizing the Crimean Peninsula and occupying parts of the two easternmost regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Putin ordered a full-scale invasion on Feb. 24 in what is the European continent’s bloodiest war since World War II.

The G7 countries consist of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy.

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