Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges G7 to push to end war by year’s end, for more sanctions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday urged world leaders gathered at the G7 summit to do their utmost to end Russia’s invasion of his country by the end of the year, a source told AFP.

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Zelenskyy also urged them to “intensify sanctions” against Russia over its invasion of his country.

In his address via video link to the gathering of leaders in the German Alps, Zelenskyy said battle conditions would make it tougher for his troops as they mount their fightback.

He therefore urged the G7 leaders to do the maximum to end the war by year’s end, the source said.

Zelenskyy stressed the necessity to keep heaping “heavy” punitive action on Russia, and to “not lower the pressure” despite the multiple rounds of sanctions that Western allies have unleashed on Moscow.

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