The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has released a statement outlining his call with G7 leaders.
We've been bringing you details of the call but this is the first account from Mr Zelenskyy's team.
"The president stressed the importance of the decision to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union," the statement said.
"This decision fully reflects our progress in European integration, our contribution to the protection of European values, which we are all talking about," Mr Zelenskyy said.
Ukraine was approved as an EU candidate last week following the country's application in March.
Russia has long opposed closer links between Ukraine, a fellow former Soviet republic, and Western groupings like the EU and NATO.
Diplomats say it will take Ukraine a decade or more to meet the criteria for joining the EU - but European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she was convinced the country could move quickly to implement the necessary reforms.
The Ukrainian president called for security guarantees for Ukraine and "stressed that these guarantees in the future will prevent conflicts such as Russian aggression".
"Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted that our state needs modern and effective missile defense systems that can provide peace to Ukrainian cities far from the front," the statement continued.
He said this is vital amid intensifying missile attacks from Russia.
He called for tougher sanctions, voicing support for plans to forcibly limit the price of Russia oil exports.
"Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed hope that the US Department of State would endorse the decision to recognise Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism," the statement said.
Mr Zelenskyy also discussed:
- the importance of unblocking the export of Ukrainian grain
- his suggestion that there should be an effective global mechanism for confiscating frozen or seized Russian assets
- the country's monthly budget deficit of $5bn.