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G7 condemns Russia’s ‘escalation’, plans new sanctions

United Nations: G7 Foreign ministers said they would impose more sanctions against Russia after President Vladimir Putin’s move to mobilize reserves for the war in Ukraine.
The Group of Seven ministers “condemn the deliberate Russian escalation, including the partial mobilization of reserves and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric,” they said in a statement Wednesday night.
The G7 “will pursue further targeted sanctions and is committed to sustained economic and political pressure on Russia,” they said after a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
“We will study, we will adopt new restrictive measures, both individual and sectoral,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters Wednesday after a meeting with his European colleagues, who attended the meeting.
G7 ministers from Canada, the US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK, as well as top EU diplomats, condemned the plan to hold a “decent referendum on sovereign Ukrainian territory” in occupied Donbas.
The vote “cannot be free or fair” with Russian forces present, they added.
Ministers repeated their pledge to “finalize preparations” for the implementation of the Russian oil price cap in early September.
They called on Russia to return control of Ukraine Zaporizhzhya Nuclear power plants, which have been the target of strikes in recent weeks.

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