German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks next to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press statement on the first day of the G7 leaders' summit held at Elmau Castle, southern Germany on June 26, 2022. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj will take part in the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau via video link on Monday. The Ukraine war is the central topic of the deliberations of the heads of state and government of the seven most important democratic industrial nations under the direction of Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The topics of climate, energy and health are also on the agenda on the second day of the meeting. The events here in the Newsblog.

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Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz justified his decision to expand the advisory group of participating states this G7 Monday. One should “not fall into the trap that Putin sets up,” he said on ZDF on Monday morning, with a view to a possible interpretation of the Russian President of a divided world. It was therefore a “very conscious decision” to also invite India, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Senegal to the consultations. The larger group wants to discuss the climate crisis and health.