The support we received at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima makes it possible to look to the future with confidence on the way to victory – Andriy Yermak

During the G7 Summit in Japan, our country received unprecedented support from the participating countries, which allows us to have a confident position on the path to victory over the Russian aggressor and restoration of territorial integrity. Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said this in an interview with NHK, the largest public broadcaster in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Absolutely concrete, clear, enabling us to look to the future with confidence, and, of course, absolute support for Ukraine on the way to our victory,” stated Andriy Yermak, adding that it was expressed by participants of both the G7+Ukraine session and the session with the leaders of some countries of the Global South.

The Head of the President’s Office called it important that this support was not only voiced during meetings and speeches, but also enshrined in the documents adopted following the summit.

According to Andriy Yermak, there are still issues that need to be worked on jointly with a number of countries, but all those present voiced a very clear position on supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

“Everyone was united in the fact that Ukraine is fighting a fair fight, Ukraine deserves peace, Ukraine is absolutely right in its desire to restore territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders,” the Head of the Presidential Office stated.

He also emphasized that the Ukrainian Peace Formula proposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy should become the basis for the civilized world’s further work to end the war and return a just peace to Ukrainian soil.

According to the Head of the President’s Office, as long as Russian troops remain at the occupied ZNPP, there is a risk of catastrophe. At the same time, Andriy Yermak noted that thanks to the consolidated position of the G7 countries and representatives of the Global South, the risk of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons is now lower than before.

In general, according to the Head of the Presidential Office, Ukraine managed to achieve significant results at the summit. He thanked Japan, the Japanese government and people for the important work and the warm welcome of the Ukrainian delegation.

“We will remember Hiroshima for a very long time as the place where this historic summit of the G7 leaders plus Ukraine plus the leaders of the Global South took place,” said Andriy Yermak.

He called the decision to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets extremely important. According to him, our country has been working for a long time to achieve this.

“This is extremely important for Ukraine. This is the protection of our sky. This is where we need to be stronger today. I am extremely grateful to all our partners for their collective determination – this is a powerful signal of not just support, but absolute faith in Ukraine’s victory. In addition, it also strengthens the confidence that Ukraine will become a NATO member in the future,” the Head of the Presidential Office summarized.