Yesterday, on June 27, at the G7 summit in Germany the position of these countries to support Ukraine in the fight against russia was nnounced.
The leaders of the countries once again voiced that the invasion of Ukraine violates international law, and first of all the UN Charter. They also condemned Russia’s unwarranted use of nuclear rhetoric and called on the aggressor to abide by its international obligations, including banning the use of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. The use of such weapons will be unacceptable to the world.
The G7 countries have promised to expand cooperation with Ukraine in the area of nuclear safety, safety of nuclear material and facilities, in the area of environment and water use. Ukraine will also be supported in countering threats to its democratic institutions and common democratic values and principles, including through support for free media, countering misinformation and interfering in democratic processes.
Regarding Ukraine’s reconstruction, G7 leaders stand ready to support Ukraine’s international recovery plan, prepared and implemented by Ukraine in close coordination with bilateral and multilateral partners and organizations, to support sustainable, inclusive and green economic recovery that will strengthen firm democratic institutions, the rule of law and anti-corruption. The role of civil society organizations and the private sector as participants in planning the future of Ukraine was emphasized. The G7 countries have announced their support for Ukraine’s humanitarian needs, early recovery and reconstruction not only through their financial contributions, but also through freezing russian assets in accordance with the requirements of their national legislation.
We are grateful to world leaders for such a vision of Ukraine’s reconstruction and for financial support not only for the reconstruction of Ukraine, but also for anti-corruption reforms and the principles of democracy. The environmental community is ready to join the green reconstruction of Ukraine, and EPL has prepared another policy paper on this topic:http://epl.org.ua/eco-analytics/planuvannya-vidnovlennya-dovkillya/