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Zelensky’s participation in G7 summit turned it into propaganda show — foreign ministry

"The Group of Seven is literally fixated on the comprehensive confrontation with Russia", the Russian foreign ministry said

MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s participation in the meeting of the Group of Seven in Hiroshima has made a propaganda show of it and its results demonstrate that the key reason of its existence is waging a hybrid war against Russia, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday.

"The Group of Seven is literally fixated on the comprehensive confrontation with Russia. By the United States’ efforts it has assumed the functions of a headquarters for planning sanction measures and other elements of a hybrid war against our country, including determining the scope and terms of Western military supplies to the Kiev regime. Today, this is the reason for the existence of the association. And the summit results only prove it," the ministry said. "Being obsessed with the demonstration of their plans to incur a ‘strategic defeat’ on Russia, the leaders of the G7 countries brought to their meeting the chief of the Kiev regime, who is controlled by them, and ultimately turned the Hiroshima event into a propaganda show."

According to the ministry, Washington, supported by London, "is forcing its allies to solidarize with the decisions that are detrimental to them." The United States "not only insists they increase already huge military spending to flood the Kiev regime with weapons," but is shifting responsibility for housing refugees on the EU countries, getting them "addicted" to US gas supplies, pursuing an openly protectionist policy aimed at turning its G7 partners into an industrial and raw materials colony in the high-tech sphere, it said, adding that EU nations "have completely lost their autonomy, recognized the supremacy of Anglo-Saxons and delegated the administration of the Group of Seven to them. The government of European states have totally deviated from the interests of their own population," the ministry stressed.

The ministry noted that the mechanism of the sanction pressure created by the Group of Seven has led to the global food and energy crisis. The price cap on Russian oil supplies to third countries undermines the principles of the global market and the G7’s barriers on the path of Russian food exports are harmful to the poorest nations. Moreover, the G7s experiments in the sphere of energy transition and the use of green technologies "hamper to achieve a sustainable energy balance dur to their unreliability," the ministry added.