Ukrainian President Zelensky urges EU to keep Russia out of G7

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

"Volodymyr Zelensky called on the European Union to show its determination against Russia's return to the Group of Seven (G7) until the annexation of Crimea and the aggression in the Donbas continue. These are the reasons why Russia was excluded from the G7," reads the message of the Ukrainian President.

Donald Tusk supported the concerns of Ukrainian President about the possibility of Russia's return to the Group of Seven. Tusk assured Zelensky of the EU's common position and solidarity with Ukraine and promised that he would defend such a position during the G7 Summit on August 24-26 in France.

Also, on August 22, the President of Ukraine sent a written appeal to all the leaders of the G7 countries with a request to continue to show their support to Ukraine.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Zelensky in telephone conversations with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the impossibility letting Russian back to the Group of Seven.

  Ukraine, Russia, G7, Zelensky