G-7 countries and Russia statement from the EU

G-7 countries and Russia statement from the EU

In the joint statement released by the foreign ministers of the G-7 countries, which are the world’s 7 largest economies, and the High Representative of the European Union (EU), Russia’s concern over the military buildup on the Ukrainian border was expressed.

As the tension on the Ukrainian border continues, a joint statement came from the G-7 countries and the EU.

In the statement, “We, as the foreign ministers of the G-7 countries, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the USA, and the EU High Representative, are deeply into Russia’s ongoing massive military buildup on the Ukrainian border and in illegally occupied Crimea We are concerned “statements were given.

The statement pointed out that this large-scale military activity without any prior notification poses a threat and is destabilizing activities, and called for “Russia to stop its provocations and reduce tensions within the framework of its international obligations”.

In the statement, Russia was asked to fulfill its commitments to transparency regarding military mobility under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSIT) and to respond to the procedures established under the Vienna Document.

Reminding the written statement made by the same countries on March 18, the statement reiterated support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and it was expressed that the steps taken by Ukraine to counter it were expressed.


In his speech at the Parliament on March 30, Ukrainian Chief of General Staff Ruslan Hom├žak stated that Russia was sending troops near the borders of Ukraine on the pretext of an exercise.

Regarding the solution of the crisis in the Donbas region, the Trilateral Contact Group, consisting of Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE, had made a comprehensive ceasefire decision as of 27 July 2020.

More than 13,000 people have lost their lives in the clashes between the pro-Russian separatists, who declared their so-called independence in the region, and the Kiev administration since 2014.


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