HIROSHIMA, May 19 (Kyodo) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will attend the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima in person, Japanese and U.S. government sources said Friday.

It will be Zelenskyy's first trip to Asia since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February last year.

The Japanese government had previously said that Zelenskyy would take part in Sunday's discussions at the G-7 summit online.

Zelenskyy has recently traveled to Italy, Germany, France and Britain for talks with their leaders, who are in Japan for the summit.

When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit to Kyiv on March 21 for talks with Zelenskyy, the premier said the Ukrainian leader had promised to participate online in the three-day summit from Friday.