Storella Discusses Zelenskyy’s Planned Attendance at G7 Summit

Ambassador Mark Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s African Studies Center, discussed the significance of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy‘s planned attendance at the G7 summit over the weekend in an interview on Fox‘s “LiveNOW.”

In this interview, Ambassador Mark Storella explores the implications of Zelenskyy’s diplomatic offensive at the Arab League and G7 summit. Ukraine aims to win over fence-sitters such as Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, and Indonesia, and reinforce rich country support. Diplomacy is preparing the way for Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which may prepare the way for a negotiated settlement that preserves Ukraine’s sovereignty and security. But, it could still be a long and painful slog.

The full interview can be viewed here.

Ambassador Mark C. Storella was a United States Foreign Service Officer for over three decades serving as Ambassador to Zambia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute. Storella is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Excellence in Service Award, the Thomas Jefferson Award presented by American Citizens Abroad, and several Department of State superior and meritorious honor awards. Learn more about Ambassador Storella on his faculty profile.