Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will participate in the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima online on Sunday, the Japanese government said Thursday, following speculation that he might attend the meeting in person.

When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise trip to Kyiv on March 21 for talks with Zelenskyy, he said he invited the Ukrainian leader to take part in the three-day summit from Friday online.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (Getty/Kyodo)