Johnson asks the G-7 for an increase in military aid to Ukraine to recover territory


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday asked the rest of the G-7 leaders to increase military aid to kyiv so that Ukrainian forces can advance against the Russian Army instead of simply holding their positions.

“Ukraine needs to obtain weapons that would allow it not only to maintain its territory, but also to recover it,” Johnson said in a message published by the prime minister’s office and picked up by Sky News.

The president has also declared that “the world needs to do more and act faster in support of Ukraine”, as he made known during his appearance in the video call with the rest of the leaders of the main world economies.

Johnson finally highlighted the “savage irony” that leaders had met to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ordered invasion of Ukraine just as many countries were marking the end of World War II.

In their meeting, the leaders of the G-7 (Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) have promised to ban imports of Russian oil at the end of the remote summit held this Sunday, according to the final statement released by the White House.

The US, for its part, has announced additional sanctions against Russian television networks, industries, the military and banking executives.

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