Russia intimidates G7 leaders

The world G7 leaders gathered in Bavaria as Russian missiles were flying over the Ukrainian capital as Russia intimidates G7 leaders.

Russian forces intensify their attacks as missiles struck the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday. As Russian forces take more control over the eastern part of Ukraine. Russia intimidates G7 leaders as the G7 leaders are not united.

A day after a key eastern city fell to pro-Russian forces in a major setback for Ukraine world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow.

Russia’s missile strikes targeted Kyiv, the central city of Cherkasy where one person died and the Kharkiv region in north-eastern Ukraine, along with Chernihiv in the north and Zhytomyr and Lviv west of the capital.

In Kyiv, a nine-storey apartment building had its upper floors ripped apart. A seven-year-old girl was injured and underwent surgery.

Her condition was later described as stable and her mother – a Russian citizen – was also pulled from the rubble.

Russia intimidates G7 leaders

With missiles flying over the G7 summit will this unite NATO as with an attack on the G7,? or will the world’s most powerful leaders resist the urge to join the war and fight for the Ukrainians.

A lot will depend on whether the G7 can be united in their stance against Russia. Despite showing unity in some regions there is a big divide on how the G7 should react to Russian aggression.

India has been invited to the G7 summit after Narendra Modi was seen raising a toast with Vladimir Putin on the unity of the anti-west agenda at the BRICS summit.

Where China, Russia, India, South Africa and Brazil are all toasting to replacing the Dollar as the global reserve currency.

Russia denies targeting civilians as Russian missiles shake Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europe
Russia denies targeting civilians

Klitschko says Russia is trying to intimidate the G7

Russia’s defence ministry said high-precision weapons had struck Ukrainian army training centres and denied hitting civilian targets.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said the attacks were an attempt to intimidate Ukraine ahead of the G7 summit.

Western leaders are attempting to present a united front, with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz saying Russian missile strikes showed it was “right to stand together and support Ukrainians”.

However western unity over the war is fractured in recent weeks, with some leaders discussing long-term relationships with Russia and others stressing strong, lasting support for Ukraine.

Last week EU leaders formalised Ukraine’s candidate status for joining the EU.

Russia denies targeting civilians

Russia denies targeting civilians, but Ukraine and the West accuse Russian forces of war crimes in a conflict that has killed thousands, sent millions fleeing Ukraine and destroyed cities.

The key eastern battlefield city of Sievierodonetsk fell to pro-Russian forces on Saturday after Ukrainian troops retreated, saying there was no longer anything to defend in the ruined city after months of fierce fighting.

The fall of Sievierodonetsk is a major defeat for Kyiv as it seeks to keep control of the eastern Donbas region, a key military objective for the Kremlin.

Moscow says the Donbas, Luhansk and Donetsk provinces are independent countries. It demands Ukraine cede the entire territory of the two provinces to separatist administrations.

Russia is keen to demonstrate its military might after 5 months of war and it is one way that Russia intimidates G7 leaders in order to create disunity between the G7 leaders.

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