Russia does not care if G7 recognizes new Ukraine borders: Medvedev
Russia says that it is nonchalant about the G7's non-recognition of the new Ukraine borders created by Moscow recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.
Russia does not care whether the G7 states recognize the changes in the Ukrainian borders that had been declared by Moscow with regard to the Donbass region, Russian Security Council Deputy Head Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday, stressing that the only thing that matters is the opinion of the people living on these territories.
"Let's put it mildly: our country does not care about G7's non-recognition of the new borders [of Ukraine]; what matters is the true will of the people living there. Do not forget the Kosovo precedent, our Western friends," Medvedev said on his Telegram channel.
The G7 decisions are an intervention in China's internal affairs and a continuation of the covert war against Russia, Medvedev added.
"G7 states urge China not to help Russia in circumvention of sanctions, not to justify its actions, and not to provide Russia with military aid. This is a continuation of direct intervention in China's internal affairs and a hint that they can punish China, should something happen," the top Russian official said.
The G7, during a three-day meeting, reached several agreements, including continuing to supply weapons to Kiev "as long they are needed."
Medvedev's rebuttal was that "the G7 will continue to wage a covert war with Russia instead of dealing with problems with fuel and food for their disgruntled residents."
Regarding the G7 reducing their dependence on Russian oil, the official said it was an effort to continue "the robbery of the citizens of the G7" to support the "corrupt regime in Ukraine."
"And we thought that the G7 countries would offer Russia material assistance for the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine. Wrong," he said in response to the G7 countries announcing that they would take further restrictive measures against Moscow.
The G7 countries held their meeting in Germany from Saturday to Monday for the states to discuss the Ukraine war, China, and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, Afghanistan, Africa, and West Asia.
Tensions between the West on one end and China and Russia on the other have been spiraling as of late due to pre-existing economic strains between Beijing and Washington, in addition to the war in Ukraine and China refusing to impose sanctions on Russia over the crisis.