TORONTO (QHA) -

The G7 countries intend to hold the Russian Federation accountable for the aggression in Ukraine, the US State Department noted in a statement following the meeting of Foreign Ministers in Toronto, Canada.

The statement says that Western countries urge the Russian Federation to implement the Minsk agreements and regain control of Ukraine over the Crimea.

"We are united in our intention to hold Russia accountable for actions in Ukraine. G7 calls on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements, reduce the level of violence and restore Ukraine control over the Crimea,” the report said.

At the summit in Toronto, the G7 countries also noted that Russia should be a constructive partner in Syria, otherwise it can be held accountable.

"The G7 countries agree that Russia should stop creating obstacles to peace, observe its obligations in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2401, and force the Assad regime to do the same," the report said.

Earlier it was reported that the G-7 stand in solidarity with Ukraine on the issue of the Crimea and the Donbas.

Ukrainian ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko said that Ukraine was first invited to a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G-7 countries in Toronto, Canada.

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