Zelensky Requests Elevated Ukraine Support from G7 Leaders

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine landed in Japan on Saturday decided to induce the wealthiest democracies on the planet to stay with him as Moscow bets on the West rising fatigued by the fee and penalties of the conflict.

Mr. Zelensky made a dramatic entry into Hiroshima, touchdown in a French aircraft after days wherein Ukrainian and Japanese officers insisted, presumably for safety causes, that he would be a part of the leaders on the Group of seven summit solely just about. He was wearing his signature hoodie, standing out from the coat-and-tie diplomatic crowd of this annual summit assembly.

Mr. Zelensky, American and British officers say, appears to sense that when he exhibits up in particular person, he can each break via American resistance to sending extra highly effective weapons and strain nations like India and Brazil which have stayed on the sidelines.

His presence might make it harder for them to take care of their stance as fence sitters, a number of officers stated. And whilst Mr. Zelensky consulted with international locations already in his nook, he sat down with Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, to make his case for assist, a lot as he had performed earlier within the week in Saudi Arabia.