The G 7 group of industrialised nations are united in backing Ukraine until victory, as the EU promised more military aid for Kyiv in its fight against Russia's invasion.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that it is very important at this time that we keep up the pressure on Vladimir Putin by increasing the sanctions on Ukraine by supplying more weapons to Ukraine, by increasing the sanctions, and that we need to keep up the pressure, as she arrived in northern Germany for a second day of talks with her G 7 counterparts.
She said that G 7 unity was vital during this crisis.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the G 7 countries were very strongly united in their will to continue in the long term to support Ukraine's fight for its sovereignty until Ukraine's victory. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc was pledging an extra 500 million euro $520 million in military aid.
The EU's military aid for Ukraine will be raised to two billion euro, he said.
Borrell said that the recipe is clear that more of the same is being made.
Russia is under pressure with economic sanctions. Continue working on international isolation of Russia. There was a counter to the disinformation about the consequences of the war. The united front is needed to continue supporting Ukraine. Over three days, the foreign ministers are meeting in the resort of Wangels in Germany, which currently holds the presidency of the G 7.
The war in Ukraine is expected to be the main topic on the agenda, with Ukrainian and Moldovan foreign ministers Dmytro Kuleba and Nicu Popescu also on the guest list.
Agriculture Ministers of the G 7 as well as their Ukrainian counterpart have gathered in the south-western German city of Stuttgart to discuss how to deal with a looming international food crisis sparked by the war.
Germany's agriculture minister accused Russia of theft from Ukrainian farmers, accusing it of an especially repugnant form of war Russia is leading in that it is taking grain from eastern Ukraine, stealing, robbing, and taking for itself grain from eastern Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 but Ukrainian forces were able to push Moscow's forces back from Kyiv, and the conflict is now well into its third month.
Western countries have supplied Ukraine with weapons, including artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank weapons, and other powerful materiel, but Kyiv has been pushing for more support.
Le Drian pointed out the global effects of what he called a lasting conflict. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock highlighted the growing impact of the war on poorer countries on Thursday, particularly in the area of food security.
The strongest industrialised democracies have a special responsibility to help poorer nations weather the food and energy squeezes caused by the war, the said.