(L-R) Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden and European Council President Charles Michel have taken seat at a round table as Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (on the screen) addresses G7 leaders via video link during their working session on June 27, 2022 at Elmau Castle, southern Germany, where the German Chancellor hosts a summit of the Group of Seven rich nations (G7). - G7 leaders are under pressure to hold fast to climate pledges when they meet in Bavaria from June 26 to 28, as Russia's energy cuts trigger a dash back to planet-heating fossil fuels. (Photo by Kenny Holston / POOL / AFP)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj took 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.