Zelenskyy to attend G7 summit in Hiroshima, western media report

Multiple western media outlets are quoting sources as saying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will attend the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, western Japan.

It will be the first visit to Asia for the Ukrainian leader since the start of Russia's invasion in February of last year. He is expected to ask G7 leaders directly for more military aid. Reuters says Zelenskyy will arrive on Sunday.

In Hiroshima, the G7 leaders have begun full-fledged talks. Topics include the global economy, the war in Ukraine, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

Food and energy will be on the agenda when leaders meet with the heads of non-G7 countries and regional groups this weekend.

Earlier, they visited the Peace Memorial Museum. They viewed exhibits on the horrors of nuclear weapons, including photos of the devastation and other materials that survived.

The G7 leaders laid wreaths at the cenotaph to pay their respects to the victims.

Kishida is hoping to demonstrate the G7's unity in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's rapidly expanding global influence.