Ukraine calls on the G7 countries to transfer frozen Russian assets worth hundreds of billions of dollars to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during the meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Germany.
Dmytro Kuleba said this in a statement.
"I call on the authorities of the G7 countries to pass legislation and carry out all necessary procedures to confiscate Russia's sovereign assets and transfer them to Ukraine so that Ukraine can use the money to rebuild the country," he said.
According to Kuleba, Canada has already taken action and he feels that others will follow suit "sooner rather than later.
We are talking about hundreds of billions of dollars and euros, stressed the head of the Foreign Ministry.
Other topics discussed at the G7 ministerial meeting included the global food crisis.
"Russian aggression against Ukraine is the only reason for this crisis. Russia has blocked Ukrainian ports, is attacking Odessa, the largest Ukrainian port, through which Ukrainian agricultural products were supplied to the global market, with missiles," Kuleba said.
At the meeting they discussed how to lift the blockade and ensure the export of Ukrainian agricultural products, in particular to Africa and Asia.
As a reminder, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the G7 will meet on May 13-14. The annual meeting, which will last until Saturday, brings together senior diplomats from Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, the United States and the European Union at the Baltic resort of Weissenhaus.
The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Moldova are also present Friday, and the most industrialized countries of the West intend to reaffirm their support for the two countries.