G7 summit was "intensive and constructive," says German chancellor

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor

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# 28 June 2022 20:47 (UTC +04:00)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has delivered his final remarks after his country concluded the hosting of the G7 summit, APA reports citing CNN.

“Intensive and constructive days are now behind us,” Scholz said of the talks.

He said the meeting had shown in an impressive manner that the group of leaders was countering Russian “aggression,” citing Monday's attack on a Ukrainian shopping mall as proof that the Russian President Vladimir Putin was keeping course in his “brutal” path of war.

The G7 countries stand united in the belief Putin should not win this war, and that they have discussed rebuilding Ukraine, Scholz said.

We need a Marshall Plan for the Ukraine,” he said.

Scholz said the Russian narrative -- that only Western states were critical of the invasion -- needed to be countered.