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G-7 in Japan

Zelenskyy gives master class in diplomacy at G-7

From India to France to Japan, Ukrainian leader woos key players in 30 hours

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, attends bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima on May 21.   © Reuters

HIROSHIMA, Japan/TOKYO -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took center stage at the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima over the weekend, meeting with leaders of leading and emerging economies alike over the course of 30 hours to court global support against Russia.

Zelenskyy first reached out to Japan in April about attending the summit in person, kicking off secret discussions in Tokyo on measures needed to protect a wartime leader while in Japan.

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