Ukraine’s Zelenskyy arrives in Japan

Modi meets with Zelenskyy at summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the summit.

Modi’s official Twitter account on Saturday evening posted a picture of the two leaders shaking hands.

Unlike other leaders at the summit, Modi has refrained from condemning Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. India has close economic ties with Russia and has ramped up imports of Russian energy since the war began.

While India is not a member of the G7, Modi is among a number of leaders from non-G7 countries who have been invited to the summit as part of a bid by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to boost ties with the Global South.

Zelenskyy, earlier on Saturday, met with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.Moscow says Western countries face ‘colossal risks’ if they supply F-16s to Ukraine
Russian media reported that Moscow is warning Western countries they are facing “colossal risks” if they supply Ukrainian forces with F-16 fighter jets.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko was quoted as saying, “We see that Western countries are still adhering to the escalation scenario. It involves colossal risks for themselves.”

US President Joe Biden told G7 leaders on Friday that Washington supports joint allied training programmes for Ukrainian pilots on F-16s

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