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G7 countries will never accept new borders

G7 countries will never accept new borders

The seven industrialized countries of the West have stated at the end of their meeting in Germany on Saturday that the new borders that Russia intends to establish will never be accepted. The G7 will continue to "support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea, and all other states," the G7 foreign ministers said at a meeting in Vangels, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. DW. Germany holds the rotating presidency. At the same time, the G7 countries expressed harsh criticism against Belarus. The leadership in Minsk must "stop enabling Russian aggression and respect its international obligations."

"Wheat War"

The focus of the Foreign Ministers' consultations was on the global effects of the war. "Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine as well as Russia's unilateral actions to limit Ukrainian agrarian exports have led to strong price increases in commodity markets," the final statement said. This leads to a threat of "global food security". The G7 countries have called on Russia to "immediately stop attacks on important transport infrastructure, including ports, so that they can be used to export Ukraine's agricultural products."

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock accused Russia of "grain war". The government in Moscow is deliberately trying to escalate Ukraine's war in the world, Baerbock said at the end of a meeting of foreign ministers on Saturday. Blockade is not collateral damage of war. "We should not be naive," Baerbock said. Russia is working to pave the way for the weakening of international unity.

Looking for other alternatives

The G7 countries are looking for alternatives to transporting grain by ship from Ukraine, to break the Russian blockade in this regard. After the problems with the Romanian railway tracks due to different routes, the possibility of other export alternatives is being considered, such as the one through the Baltic countries, Baerbock said. But even in this regard it must be seen, if the conditions are met on how to anchor ships in these ports. Normally 5-6 million tons of cereals per month can be exported from Ukraine. This can only be achieved by sea, rail supplies are much scarce. But according to Baerbock "every ton of wheat that comes out can help alleviate the crisis a bit."

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also attended the G7 meeting. Regarding the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, the German Foreign Minister said to be patient. There is a consensus that "we must stand by Ukraine, so that there are no more war crimes, so that Ukraine can be defended," Baerbock said. Germany as well as other partners "can not offer spring support immediately", especially in terms of air defense, Baerbock said.