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Ukraine War Latest: G7 summit to announce new measures against Russia – reports

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Leaders at the upcoming G7 summit in Germany will announce new measures aimed at pressuring Russia over its invasion of Ukraine as well as new commitments to shore up European security, a senior US official has said.

“We will roll out a concrete set of proposals to increase pressure on Russia,” the official said.

US President Joe Biden will join the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan at the summit in Bavaria.

After attending the G7 summit from Sunday to Tuesday, Biden will fly to Madrid for a summit of the Nato military alliance next week.

Ukraine and Russia will feature heavily in both diplomatic gatherings as allies ponder how to weather the secondary impact from sanctions against Russia on their own economies – particularly in stoking high fuel prices.

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Speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, the US official said:

How do we maximise pain on Putin’s regime? How do we minimise spill-backs back to the rest of the world? And I think that’s exactly how the discussion around energy markets and energy market challenges will get framed.”

The official also confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would address both summits by video link.

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