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Zelensky expects 'important decisions' on Ukraine at G7 summit

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky says he expects "important decisions" to be made at the G7 summit of leaders from seven of the world's richest nations.

"A large part will be devoted to Ukraine, our defence and economic resilience," he said in a post on Telegram.

The White House says the G7 has made good progress on a US plan to use frozen Russian assets to raise $50bn (£39bn) a year for his country.

Mr Zelensky, who will attend the summit in Italy, is also expected to sign new security deals with Japan and the United States.

The G7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and US have been important financial and military supporters of Ukraine since Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022.

The Russian assets that were frozen by the group, alongside the EU, when Moscow invaded Ukraine amount to $325bn.

Under international law, countries cannot confiscate those assets from Russia and give them to Ukraine.


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