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PRESS RELEASE : G20 must demonstrate its clear position on Russian aggression – Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 27 May 2022.

Partner countries are providing significant support to Ukraine in the fight against the Russian invasion, and the G20 must demonstrate its clear stance on the aggressor country’s policy at the autumn summit. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during an online meeting at the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia think tank.

He noted that due to the war, Ukraine’s state budget deficit is $ 5 billion a month. The United States and partner countries provide significant financial assistance to our country.

“Today our partners help us cover (budget deficit): the European Union, separately at the bilateral level – non-EU countries, the United States, Canada, Australia and many other partners. Also financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. And this is a big job,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The Head of State added that funds have been set up in a number of countries to help IDPs from Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also said that he had accepted an invitation from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to take part in the G20 summit to be held in the autumn.

He expressed confidence that only partner states, not occupiers, would be represented at the G20 summit.

The President stressed that in order to end the war in Ukraine, all democratic forces in the world must unite their efforts to put pressure on Russia.

“The ongoing war in the center of Europe must end. And this is where the unification of all forces is needed. It is a unification of more than just weapons – all politicians, diplomacy and the world’s major economies. In order not to support the Russian Federation, its business, not to support trade with it, any relations with it until they stop their aggressive policy,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The Head of State is convinced that the G20 should give a clear assessment of Russia’s aggressive policy.

I think the G20 should put an end to this. At least to express its clear position in support of Ukraine,” the President summed up.