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Leaders of G7 countries to hold meeting on February 24 - ANSA

Leaders of G7 countries to hold meeting on February 24 - ANSA G7 leaders will hold a summit on February 24 (illustative photo: Getty Images)

The leaders of the G7 countries, under the chairmanship of Italy, will hold their first summit in that country on February 24, coinciding with the second anniversary of Russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to ANSA.

According to sources in the Italian government, the upcoming meeting of the Group of Seven will take place virtually.

The summit of the international club of governments of the seven most developed countries in the world (USA, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada) will be held via video conference, just like on the first anniversary of Russia's large-scale military aggression against Ukraine.

Last year, on February 24, a virtual G7 meeting was held with the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who spoke online.

Earlier, the media reported that Italy hopes to use its G7 presidency to strengthen support for Ukraine.

Support for Ukraine from Italy

In December of last year, the Italian government adopted a resolution allowing the country to provide military support to Ukraine until the end of 2024. This decision was to be supported by the country's parliament.

It was also reported that on February 8, the Chamber of Deputies of Italy gave the green light to continue military aid to Ukraine.

Additionally, yesterday, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, during a joint press conference with her Romanian counterpart Marcel Ciolacu, called on NATO countries to maintain unity in supporting Ukraine.