French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had openly questioned why "American taxpayers" should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years.
G7 foreign ministers commended the results of institutional and administrative reforms implemented in Ukraine, noting however that much work was still to be done.
Transport blockade of Donbas held at the demarcation line, which cut coal supplies to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine, jeopardizes Ukraine’s financial security and undermines country’s economic growth.
Russia is an important international partner and world leaders should consider inviting it back to the annual summit of major industrialized nations.
At a meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, G7 ambassadors (Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the U.K., the U.S.) noted success in stabilizing the economy and implementing reforms in Ukraine.
Russia might return to G8 next year if it demonstrates significant progress in compliance with the Minsk agreements in the Donbas and the cease-fire in Syria.
G7 Ambassadors call on those responsible for Myrotvorets project to remove personal data from the website and desist from inflammatory language.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko notes that the G7 countries have decided not only to prolong sanctions against the Russian Federation, but also said they were ready to enhance the measures against Moscow if the situation in the Donbas aggravates.
G7 Leaders’ Declaration welcomed the substantial energy policy reforms ongoing in Ukraine and strongly urged it to pursue further ambitious reform of its energy sector.
The G7 countries have stated that the extension of the sanctions against the Russian Federation depends on how Russia fulfills the Minsk agreements and respects Ukraine's sovereignty.
U.S. President Barack Obama said the G7 states should continue to seek to resolve the situation in Ukraine where high level of violence still prevails.
At a meeting with the G7 ambassadors and Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski, President Petro Poroshenko stressed that the reforms in Ukraine were crucial for signing a memorandum with the IMF and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko put special emphasis on the necessity of prolongation of sanctions against Russia for non-fulfillment of the Minsk agreements by the aggressor country in the course of the meeting with G7 Ambassadors accredited in Ukraine.
The G7 ambassadors (the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan) welcome the new working principles enunciated by the Cabinet of Ministers.