G7 analysis: Hiroshima appearance by Zelenskiy prompts message of solidarity with Ukraine

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Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister, talking in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome on Sunday as they visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park following the G7 summit. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo/Bloomberg Fumio Kishida’s coup de théâtre in inviting Volodymyr Zelenskiy to make a surprise appearance in Hiroshima was highly effective in enabling the G7 leaders to make a public demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine. At a crucial moment in its military campaign against the Russian invasion, Ukraine also received promises of practical help, including a pledge of $375 million in extra military assistance from US president...