The foreign ministers of the world’s most economically developed G7 countries assured in Tokyo on Wednesday that they will remain united in their support for Ukraine, which has been facing a Russian invasion since last year. They will do so despite the current situation in the international field, they said at the end of a two-day meeting in Tokyo, referring to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian radical movement Hamas, the AFP agency wrote.
Top diplomats from the G7 countries, which include France, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, also said they would continue to impose “tough sanctions” on Moscow and accelerate Ukraine’s short- and long-term efforts to rebuild the country.
Ukraine, which has been fighting Russia’s military for nearly 21 months, is now worried about waning support from its allies as the ongoing conflict in the Middle East draws global attention. Despite this war, the commitment to help Ukraine will “never run out”, says Jóko Kamikawa, the head of the Japanese diplomatic service, in a statement released by the ministry.
Ministers of the G7 countries are also scheduled to comment on Hamas and Israel on Wednesday. According to AFP diplomatic sources, they will try to unify the position and call for a humanitarian ceasefire and the importation of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. This is controlled by Hamas, which attacked Israel from this territory on October 7.