The foreign ministers of the G7 countries after their meeting in New York issued a joint statement condemning Russia’s latest escalatory steps in the war against Ukraine. G7 promises new sanctions and continued pressure on the Russian Federation, writes the EP.
– The G7 ministers condemned the recent decisions of the Kremlin. They emphasized that any state in the world in its foreign policy should refrain from threats of the use of force against other states or actions contrary to the principles of the UN, calling on other states to take the same position.
– The G7 also promises further targeted sanctions and continued economic and political pressure on the Russian Federation.
“Russia must immediately stop aggression, withdraw troops and weapons from Ukraine and respect its sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders,” the text of the statement reads. The Russian Federation is also called upon to stop “filtering” and the forced removal of Ukrainians from the occupied territories to the Russian Federation.
“Ukraine has every right to defend itself against Russian aggression and regain control of lost territory within internationally recognized borders,” the statement said.
– The ministers reaffirmed the readiness of their countries to continue economic, financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support for Ukraine “for as long and on such a scale as is necessary to ensure Ukraine’s path to freedom, peace, reconstruction and economic development.”
On September 20, it became known that the Kremlin plans to hold fake referendums on the entry of the occupied territories of Ukraine into Russia from September 23 to 27.
The United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of part of the occupied territories of Ukraine and will force Moscow to pay the price if it tries to do so, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said yesterday. According to him, “referendums” will not give the Russian Federation an advantage at the negotiating table with Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization in the Russian Federation, he said about this in his address to the Russians. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russia plans to mobilize 300,000 reservists. According to media reports, we are talking about 1 million people.
On September 31, President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that the liberation of Russian-occupied territories would continue and called on Germany to provide additional military support. Zelensky believes that the world will not allow Putin to use nuclear weapons.
US President Joe Biden, speaking at the UN General Assembly, accused Russia of violating the Charter of the organization and stressed that the country would continue to support Ukraine.
At the same time, EU leaders may adopt a new package of sanctions against Russia during a meeting in Prague on October 6-7, Reuters writes, citing sources in diplomatic circles. In response to the “nuclear rhetoric” of Russian President Putin and the announcement of mobilization, the EU is considering capping oil prices, tightening restrictions on the export of high-tech goods to Russia and tightening sanctions against individuals.