TOKYO (QHA) -

– In a final declaration issued after the May 26-27 meeting of the G7 in Japan, the world leaders warned Russia of further restrictive steps, Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian President’s Advisor on Crimean Tatar Affairs,  wrote on his Facebook page:

“We stand united in our conviction that the conflict in Ukraine can only be solved by diplomatic means and in full respect for international law, especially the legal obligation to respect Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. We reiterate our condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia in violation of international law and reaffirm our policy of its non-recognition and sanctions against those involved,” Jemilev cites the G7 declaration.

The G7 powerbrokers warned Russia of new restrictive measures unless it helps resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The G7 summit is the third since Russia was expelled from the group following its annexation of Crimea in 2014. Now, the G7  is made up of the USA, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Japan.

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