Leaders on the upcoming G7 summit in Germany will announce new measures aimed toward pressuring Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, a senior US official stated Wednesday.
“We’ll roll out a concrete set of proposals to extend stress on Russia,” the official stated. US President Joe Biden flies Saturday to affix the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan on the summit in Bavaria.
The membership of rich democracies is on the coronary heart of a fierce financial and diplomatic marketing campaign to punish Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February and continues to wage battles throughout the pro-Western nation’s japanese area, in addition to occupying swaths of the south.
After attending the G7 summit from Sunday to Tuesday, Biden will fly to Madrid for a summit of the NATO army alliance subsequent week.
Ukraine and Russia will characteristic closely in each diplomatic gatherings as allies ponder tips on how to climate the secondary affect from sanctions towards Russia on their very own economies — significantly in stoking excessive gasoline costs.
“How can we maximize ache on Putin’s regime? How can we decrease spill-backs again to the remainder of the world? And I believe that is precisely how the dialogue round vitality markets and vitality market challenges will get framed,” a US official stated, chatting with reporters on situation of anonymity.
The official additionally confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would handle each summits, albeit by video hyperlink from his embattled nation.
Past the deepening battle with Russia, NATO is ready for the primary time to formally title China as a priority when leaders log off on a brand new model of the alliance’s strategic idea.
It’s “anticipated to handle the challenges that we’re seeing coming from China. This would be the first time that this doc has completed that. That was not included within the 2010 model of the doc,” the official stated.
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