G7 leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, call on Russia to withdraw troops
G7 leaders have called on Russia to remove Russian forces from Ukraine’s eastern border and occupied Crimea, according to a joint statement following the G7 summit in Britain.
“” We reaffirm our support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We call on Russia to reduce tensions and act in accordance with its international obligations, and to withdraw Russian troops and equipment stationed on Ukraine’s eastern border and Crimean peninsula “, – it is reported in the document.
The G7 also called on Russia and its armed forces in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine “to engage in a constructive dialogue within the framework of the Minsk agreements. And a commitment to a ceasefire. “
In March-April 2021, Russia began to actively draw troops to the borders of Ukraine , also intensified shelling of the positions of the Armed Forces and Kremlin-controlled ORDLO militants, Ukrainian troops suffered casualties. Russia is increasing its military presence in the occupied Crimea.
On April 15, 2021, US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in the United States national security due to Russia’s destructive actions.