Zelenskiy Pledges for More Help as G7 Responses with Military Aid

On Wednesday (Oct 12), Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian president, appealed to the leaders of the group of seven (G7) nations for help, after Russian missile attacks in the center of Kyiv, and the G7 responded to his requests with increased military aid.

The G7 includes the United States, Germany, France, Japan, Britain, Italy, and Canada. The group supports Ukraine with international financial, humanitarian, military, diplomatic, and legal activities.

The Kremlin said that the missile strike was a punishment for Ukraine’s action on the explosion on the Kerch bridge last week. The aftermath of Russian missile strikes was more than ten cities being destroyed, including Lviv, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Zaporizhzhia. The town of Zaporizhzhia reported seven deaths from the attack.

“I am anticipating from our partners progress on matters of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defences and agreements on new supplies of different weapons and ammunition vital for us,” Zelenskiy said in an evening address on Tuesday.