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G7 countries ready to provide further military, financial support to Ukraine

They also underlined unwavering support for Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, the statement reads

BRUSSELS, April 7. /TASS/. The Group of Seven countries (G7) expressed readiness to continue to provide military and financial assistance to Ukraine, according to a statement by G7 top diplomats published on Thursday following a meeting on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial summit in Brussels.

"We underline our unwavering support for Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders and express our readiness to assist further, including with military equipment and financial means, to allow Ukraine to defend itself against Russia’s aggression and to rebuild Ukraine," the document noted.

G7 foreign ministers also expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine. "In the presence of the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba (Dmitry Kuleba - TASS), we expressed today our heart-felt solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our deepest condolences to the victims of this war and their families," the text said.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the appeal of the leaders of the republics of Donbass, decided to conduct a special military operation. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow's plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories; the goal was the demilitarization and denazification of the country. After that, the US, EU, and UK, as well as several other states, announced that they were imposing sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities.