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G7 calls on Russia to comply with international obligations

Its foreign ministers promise to repulse threats from Russia
16:31, 7 April 2019

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The G7 countries intend to step up the fight against a number of threats emanating from Russia in cyberspace and other areas. This is noted in a joint statement following a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Dinard.

"We call on Russia to comply with its international obligations, taking into account permanent membership in the UN Security Council, to maintain world peace, security, and respect for territorial prohibitions on arms supplies," the statement said.

Also, the G7 foreign ministers criticized the Russian Federation for actions destabilizing the situation on the world stage, including for "interfering in the work of the democratic systems of other states."

"We will continue to strengthen our capabilities in order to counter... threats from Russia - in cyberspace, in the sphere of strategic communication and in terms of counterintelligence," the document says.

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Earlier G7 Countries called on the Ukrainian party to continue reforms, to fulfill its duties on the fight against corruption and to secure the free, fair and transparent presidential elections.

“We reconfirm our support for Ukraine's reform and are encouraged by steps taken to date, especially in the areas of decentralization and economic growth. We urge the Government of Ukraine to make continued, clear progress along the reform path on which it has embarked and which its people demand,” the report said.

Besides, the G7 encouraged the Ukrainian authorities to follow up on their commitments in the field of the fight against corruption, strengthening the rule of law and protecting freedom of media and civil society.

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