The foreign ministers representing the group have urged Russia to give the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant back to Ukraine FILE PHOTO. A Russian serviceman stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. © AP

Russia must cede the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant it seized in early March back to officials in Kiev, the Group of Seven (G7) has declared.

“We demand that Russia immediately hand back full control to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine, of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,” says a statement released on Wednesday, penned by the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US. (RT)