War in Ukraine, Day 452. Zelensky met with Biden at the G7 summit. US President announces new military aid to Ukraine

War in Ukraine, Day 452. Volodymyr Zelensky met US President Joe Biden face-to-face at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

Most Important Events in Last 24 Hours:

  • Canadian PM: We will support Ukraine as long as needed
  • Consequences of the war in Ukraine. UN chief proposes to reform Security Council
  • Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden met at the G7 summit
  • Pope asks Italian cardinal to lead peace mission in Ukraine
  • Ukrainian forces took the initiative on the battlefield, Bahmut, and advanced significantly on the flanks.
  • Sources: Brazilian President to meet Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima
  • Lavrov: G7 decisions aimed at “double enclosure” of Russia and China
  • Zelensky invited Indian Prime Minister to participate in peace talks

Update 11:30 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that Canada will support Ukraine as long as needed in its conflict with Russia.

He added that he expressed his country’s support to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in Japan.

The Canadian prime minister said Canada would continue to train Ukraine’s military, as it has been doing since 2015.

Trudeau said this during a press conference in Hiroshima. The G7 members organized a summit in Japan, to which they also invited the Ukrainian president.

Update at 10:30 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for reform of the Security Council as a result of the war and pandemic in Ukraine.

This was informed during the press conference held yesterday on Sunday. The UN Secretary-General said the time had come for a change in the Security Council so that the body could adapt “to the realities of today’s world”.

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“The global financial framework is outdated, dysfunctional and unfair. “It has failed to fulfill its primary function as a global safety net in the face of economic shocks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Antonio Guterres said, according to Reuters.

A press conference was held in Hiroshima, Japan, where the G7 summit was held.

Update 09:00 US President Joe Biden announced new military aid to Ukraine during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The discussion took place in Japan on Sunday.

The United States will continue to help Ukraine strengthen its security, Volodmir Zelensk said during a meeting with Joe Biden in Japan.

The meeting took place during the G7 summit, which Zelensky was invited to attend. According to Sky News, Biden said the new package includes ammunition, artillery and armored vehicles.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy thanked the aid and told journalists that the city of Bakhmut was “destroyed”.

Asked if Pakmut was under Ukrainian control, the Ukrainian president said: “I think not. From today it is only in our hearts.

Update 08:00 Volodymyr Zelensky met Joe Biden face-to-face at the G7 summit in Hiroshima.

The President of the United States will then hold a press conference in which he will present the results of the important discussions.

The talks between Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky follow Washington’s announcement that it will train Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16 fighter jets. Zelensky says it will strengthen the Ukrainian Air Force. The President announced from Kiev that the G7 summit will have an opportunity to discuss the practical implementation of this decision.

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Update 00:00 Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, on Saturday took full control of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, the center of the war’s longest and bloodiest battle.

Prigozhin made the announcement in a video in which he appeared in combat gear in front of a line of fighters holding Russian flags and Wagner banners.

“Today, at 12 o’clock, Bakmut was completely taken,” Prigozhin said.

He said his troops would leave Bagmut from May 25 for rest and training. Ukraine’s military has denied that Russia’s Wagner Private Army unit has taken full control of the devastated eastern city, saying its troops continue to fight there.

“That is not true. Our units are fighting in Bakmut,” army spokesman Serhii Serevaty told Reuters.

War in Ukraine, May 20 | Ukrainian forces took the initiative on the battlefield, Bahmut, and advanced significantly on the flanks.

War in Ukraine, May 19 | Zelensky condemns the indifference of some Arab countries to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

War in Ukraine, May 18 | London confirms that Ukraine has already used Storm Shadow missiles in attacks against the Russian military

War in Ukraine, May 17 The export contract for Ukrainian grain in the Black Sea was extended by two months

War in Ukraine, May 16 I Ukraine has liberated areas around the city of Bahmut, but Russian forces are advancing inland.

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