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Japanese PM Fumio Kishida (R) and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy bow after laying a bouquet of flowers at the Cenotaph for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Mami Nagaoki / The Yomiuri Shimbun via Reuters Connect

Zelensky charms G-7, but Brazil & India play hard to get

The indisputable star of the G-7 was Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who showed up in Hiroshima after hitching a ride on a French military plane with a stopover in Saudi Arabia. Zelensky then worked the room, charming attendees and securing what seemed unthinkable just weeks ago: a US promise to allow its allies to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, which Kyiv has long been begging for (no word yet on US direct supplies).

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