A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced, Friday, that the leaders of the great powers of the Group of Seven will hold a virtual meeting on Sunday dedicated to the war in Ukraine, in which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will participate.
“May 8th is a historic date that marks the end of World War II in Europe, which caused terror, destruction and death in Europe,” spokeswoman Christian Hoffmann told a regular news conference. Considering that with the current war in Ukraine, “the cohesion of the G7 has become more important than ever.”
Germany holds the presidency of the Group of Seven this year.
Ms. Hoffman noted that this meeting, the third since the beginning of the year, would be “particularly devoted to the situation in Ukraine” without further details.
US President Joe Biden had already announced this week’s meeting of the Group of Seven, without specifying a specific date, on possible additional sanctions against Russia.
“We are always open to additional sanctions,” he said Wednesday at the White House, adding that he would discuss with G7 members “about what we will and will not do.”
The Group of Seven rich nations includes Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan.