Summary of article content G7 Foreign Ministers Video Conference
Putin waged shameful war without just cause
Unprecedented sanctions against Russia… Ready to increase pressure [Lviv = AP/Newsis] The funeral of a Ukrainian soldier was held in Lviv, Ukraine on the 15th. 2022.03.16.
[LONDON = NEWS] Correspondent Jiye Lee = Foreign ministers of seven major countries warned on the 17th that those who committed war crimes in Ukraine would be held accountable.
The foreign ministers of the G7 member countries, including the United States, Britain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, and Canada, made this statement in a statement after holding a videoconference on Russias invasion of Ukraine on the same day.
Germany, the chair of the G7 circuit, said in a statement that its ministers stressed that they would hold those responsible for war crimes accountable, including the indiscriminate use of weapons against civilians.
The G7 foreign ministers said they welcome the work of investigating related matters, including the International Criminal Courts investigation, and gathering evidence.
They denounced indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the strongest terms possible and criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for wagering a shameful war without justifiable reasons.
He added that Russias blatant violations of international law have already isolated their governments internationally and will make them even more so.
Ministers urged Russia to stop attacking Ukraine and withdraw its troops immediately, following the order of the International Court of Justice.
He also called for Russia to grant immediate access to besieged cities such as Mariupol in southern Ukraine for humanitarian aid.
Ministers said the G7, along with its allies, has imposed unprecedented sanctions in response to Russias war on aggression in Ukraine, which they said has cost Russias economy significant and the impact is likely to grow in the future.
They emphasized that the sanctions target those responsible for illegal attacks on Ukraine and not Russian civil society, which has signaled protests against Putins war. He added that the G7 was ready to increase the pressure.
The ministers said they would expand humanitarian aid to Ukraine and continue to help neighboring countries receive Ukrainian refugees.