The G7 countries called on Russia to comply with its obligations under the Minsk agreements, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said at a briefing on Wednesday.
“The G7 group also spent a lot of time discussing the need to hold Russia accountable for its aggression in Ukraine. Progress in Eastern Ukraine should begin with Russia fulfilling its obligations under the Minsk agreements,” Pompeo said at a briefing for journalists following the G7 Ministerial meeting held via videoconference.
According to Pompeo, during the last virtual Ministerial meeting of the Group of seven, the parties also touched on the Syrian problem, “where Russia, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah and the Assad regime,” they believe, hinder a political solution to the problem in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Initially, the G7 Ministerial meeting was planned to be held in Pittsburgh in the United States in the traditional face-to-face format, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was held in a teleconference format.