Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Hiroshima on Saturday afternoon for the Group of Seven leaders summit — his first trip to Asia since Russia's invasion began in February last year — holding talks with G7 leaders and summit invitees.

Zelenskyy got off to a fast start on his visit, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — among the guest leaders invited to the summit — with the two holding amicable talks in the evening.

Modi has maintained close economic ties with Moscow and has taken a more neutral stance on the invasion of Ukraine, but the Indian leader wrote on Twitter that he had conveyed New Delhi's "clear support for dialogue and diplomacy to find a way forward."