Zelenskyy will visit Japan to attend G7 summit, Ukraine official says

A senior Ukrainian official says President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Japan to personally attend the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, was speaking in an interview with a local public broadcaster on Friday.

Danilov said, "Important decisions will be made in Hiroshima and Zelenskyy's physical presence is an absolutely important thing in order to defend our interests."

Earlier this month, Zelenskyy visited Germany, Britain, and a number of other European countries, and secured promises of further military support, including the provision of missiles and drones.

Britain and the Netherlands later agreed to build an "international coalition," which will train Ukraine's fighter jet pilots and help the country procure such aircraft.

At the G7 summit, Zelenskyy is expected to reiterate his country's appeal for supplies of F-16 fighter jets.

Observers are waiting to see if discussions will take place with countries that have been passive toward support for Ukraine. They include India and Brazil, which are being invited to the summit as guest nations.