Widodo said he would urge his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to open dialogue in a peace-building mission to the warring countries.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would call for a ceasefire during a peace-building visit to Russia and Ukraine.
- Several explosions were heard in the Shevchenkivsky district of Kyiv; There were no immediate reports of casualties.
- G7 leaders gathered in Germany, seeking strong support for Ukraine amid Russia’s aggression.
- The mayor of Severodonetsk said the city is now under “complete occupation of Russia“.
Here are all the latest updates:
The explosion rocked the central district of Kyiv
Mayor Vitali Klitschko said several explosions were heard in the Shevchenkivskiy district of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or casualties.
Klitschko said: “Ambulance and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene. “Residents are being rescued and evacuated from two buildings.”
Indonesian President visits Ukraine, Russia on peace mission
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would urge his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to open dialogue on a peace-building mission and asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to order an immediate ceasefire.
“The war needs to stop and the global food supply chain needs to be reactivated,” Jokowi, a widely known president, said before departing for Germany for the G7 summit. .
The president also said he would encourage the G7 to seek peace in Ukraine, and find immediate solutions to the global food and energy crises. Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation”.
G7 leaders discuss Ukraine war, food and energy crisis
The G7 leaders are in Germany, seeking to support Ukraine against Russian aggression and dealing with the growing consequences of a global war, trying to increase pressure on Putin while avoiding other threats. sanctions could cause inflation and exacerbate the cost-of-living crisis affecting their country.
They are set to agree to a ban on gold imports from Russia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency. A German government source said the leaders were discussing a possible price cap on Russian oil imports.
The summit is also expected to discuss options for addressing rising energy prices and replacing Russian oil and gas imports.
The summit took place in the Schloss Elmau resort at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, where Germany last hosted the G7 in 2015. After that, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine dominated the agenda. a year after Moscow invaded Crimea.
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