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Zelenskyy Engages in Active Diplomacy in Hiroshima

Zelenskyy Engages in Active Diplomacy in Hiroshima

   Hiroshima, May 21 (Jiji Press)--Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy engaged in active diplomacy in the western Japan city of Hiroshima on Sunday, the third and final day of this year's Group of Seven summit, seeking stepped-up support in the run-up to Kyiv's planned counteroffensive against the Russian military aggression.
   In the afternoon, he met with U.S. President Joe Biden, who told the Ukrainian leader that the United States will start training Ukrainian forces on operating F-16 fighter jets. Biden also vowed to provide Ukraine with additional military assistance including ammunition and artillery. Ukraine has been strongly calling on the United States to supply F-16s.
   On Sunday morning, Zelenskyy held separate talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. He also took part in a session among leaders of the world's seven major powers also joined by leaders of nations invited to the G-7 summit as guests.
   After the series of meetings, Zelenskyy tweeted: "As long as invaders remain on our land, no one will sit down at the negotiating table with Russia. The colonizer must get out. And the world has enough power to force Russia to restore peace step by step."
   Later on Sunday, Zelenskyy is slated to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, chair of the Hiroshima G-7 summit, and hold a press conference in the city in the evening. The G-7 groups Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union.

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