G7 foreign ministers meeting: We will never recognize the imposed borders

Status: 05/14/2022 1:15 PM

The G7 countries send a unified signal to Ukraine: Aid will continue – without a time limit. But Secretary of State Barbock also promised to support countries threatened with starvation as a result of the war.

The G7 foreign ministers spent nearly three days at Weissenhaus Castle in Schleswig-Holstein. The focus was primarily on Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine.

After the meeting ended, German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock spoke of a decision and choice made by the major industrialized nations – the decision to defend a “world of synergy” and “human prosperity that we have taken for granted thus far.” The choice to defend international law, good global development and stand against Russian aggression.

The Green Party politician once again condemned the invasion of Russia in the strongest possible terms and emphasized:

We will never accept the border changes that Russia wants to impose by military force.

Hand over weapons “as long as necessary”

In addition to Germany, the G7 countries include the USA, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan. In a joint statement, the countries continued to pledge comprehensive support to Ukraine – in the form of military, financial and humanitarian aid. In the face of the illegal war, which Ukraine did not provoke, the countries emphasized Ukraine’s right to self-defense. Therefore, the delivery of weapons to the country should continue – indefinitely. “We will continue our continued military and defense assistance to Ukraine for as long as necessary,” the joint statement said.

G7 foreign ministers want lasting support for Ukraine

Christian Feld, ARD Berlin, May 14, 2022 5:23 pm

Millions of people are at risk of starvation

But Barbock also looked beyond the consequences of the war on Ukraine and warned that the effects threaten to plunge other countries into deep crises. You talked about the “grain war” that Russia was fighting. Millions of tons of grain will be blocked at Ukrainian ports, infrastructure destroyed and supply chains disrupted. As a result, prices around the world are rising “immeasurably,” and in many countries there is already the threat of “brutal hunger,” says Barbock.

In their statement, the G7 foreign ministers warned that some 43 million people around the world are only one step away from starvation. Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine has worsened the global economic outlook with rising food, fuel and energy prices.

Barbock: The Group of Seven struggles against the global crisis

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia and its President Vladimir Putin “deliberately” criticized this tool of mixed war, in order to create a “fertile ground” for new crises. It is the responsibility of the G7 countries to confront the looming global crisis. “Because we have more opportunities and resources than other countries to oppose this,” Barbock stressed. So there should not be any hesitation or hesitation.

At the same time, she emphasized that after the decisions made so far on Ukraine, which were taken “in a fast race”, the fight against such a global crisis would be more like a “long-distance race” and actions that the G7 would likely mean coexistence in the world for years Coming, if not even decades.

The G7 will never admit force-moved boundaries

Stefan Luck, WDR, 14.5.2022 4:10 p.m.

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