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The Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is the situation from which Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will connect with the G7 through video convention (at 4pm Italian time), on the second anniversary of the battle in Ukraine. The President of the Council, that of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium who’s the rotating President of the EU Council, and the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who not too long ago arrived within the Ukrainian capital, in the direction of 8.30 Italians will take part in a ceremony on the Antonov worldwide airport in Hostomel, close to Kiev. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will award army honors to some surviving troopers from the Battle of Hostomel, when originally of the battle Moscow's airborne forces attacked the airport with the purpose of constructing it a bridgehead for the conquest of the capital. On this event the leaders will converse from the stage. Subsequently, they’ll maintain a press convention at Mariinskyi Palace, seat of the Ukrainian presidency, round 1.30 pm, Italian time.

The president of the EU fee has arrived in Kiev, Ursula von der Leyenwho stopped in Warsaw with the Belgian prime minister, and rotating president of the EU Council, Alexander De Croo, earlier than getting on the practice that took her to the Ukrainian capital throughout the evening from the place the 2 will join, along with Zelensky, with the massive 7. The assembly is scheduled for 4pm (Italian time), with an introduction by Meloni.

Sanctions on Russia

Then Zelensky will converse and after the intervention of the Ukrainian president the 7 will focus on the state of affairs. And they’ll push, within the ultimate declaration, for an additional tightening of sanctions in opposition to Moscow. Above all to attempt to shut the incoming financing channels to Russia and outgoing vitality provide flows to 3rd international locations. The purpose is to sanction the monetary and banking entities of the international locations that contribute to this commerce. While reflection on the opportunity of utilizing already confiscated sovereign funds of the Russian Central Bank deposited in some international locations remains to be within the preliminary part. A dynamic that encounters authorized and monetary obstacles.

The battle within the Middle East

At the summit we will even speak in regards to the different disaster, that within the Middle East, a subject that Meloni will tackle once more subsequent week in a gathering with Joe Biden on the White House. A bilateral assembly, on March 1st, which is a part of the tour of the G7 capitals exactly on the event of the Italian presidency, which has already seen her in Tokyo for the passing of the baton with Fumio Kishida and which is able to see her on March 2nd for talks in Toronto with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The summit has been in preparation for weeks.

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Support for Kiev

The video convention replicates the Japanese selection, on the primary anniversary of the battle. To all be subsequent to Zelensky once more at a second that’s thought of essential. Russian strain in Donbass will increase, the Ukrainian military is in problem. Support for Kiev so long as obligatory is the road of Palazzo Chigi and the Farnesina. From this angle, the bilateral safety settlement between Italy and Ukraine is being refined, which solely must be signed by Meloni and Zelensky. Other international locations have already accomplished so, akin to France, Germany and the United Kingdom, primarily based on the dedication made on the NATO summit in July. These agreements should not legally binding, however signify one other stage in Kiev's rapprochement with the Atlantic Alliance. In the protocol, Italy will verify its help for Ukraine's entry into the EU. Defense, coaching of troopers, collaboration within the vitality sector and dedication to the post-war interval, together with the convention on reconstruction in 2025. The political and symbolic worth lies within the dedication to not scale back one's help for Ukraine, as he additionally defined the Foreign Minister in Parliament.