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New G7 sanctions against Russia for the war in Ukraine

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The leaders of the seven most industrialized nations agreed on Friday new sanctions for “deprive Russia of the technology, industrial equipment and services of the G7 that sustain its war machine” in Ukraine.

“We have reaffirmed our commitment to a common front against Russia’s illegal, unjustifiable and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine,” declared the heads of state and government of the group of major industrialized democracies.

The package, announced at a summit in hiroshimaJapan, includes restrictions on exports of goods “critical to Russia on the battlefield”, as well as measures against entities accused of bringing material to the front for the benefit of Moscow.

The G7 heads of state began their meeting on Friday in the Japanese city that was decimated in 1945 by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States, and hope to receive Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelenski on Sunday, who will arrive from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The United States led the way this morning by announcing new sanctions against Moscow to restrict Russia’s access to “products necessary for its combat capabilities.”

The United Kingdom in turn announced measures against the Russian mining sector, and in particular the diamond industry, AFP reported.

In a statement, the G7 also pledged to “restrict the trade and use of diamonds mined, treated or produced in Russia”, making use of tracking technologies.

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Beyond the sanctions on Russia, the leaders of the G7 paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb which in 1945 destroyed the Japanese city, at the end of World War II.

The heads of state and government of the seven industrialized democracies, including several nuclear powers, were received one by one at the Peace Memorial Park by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

The host president wants to include nuclear disarmament on the agenda of the summit that opened this Friday and hopes to approve his so-called Hiroshima Action Plan, presented in 2022, which includes a new commitment not to use nuclear weapons, transparency on arsenals and new arms reductions, reported AFP.

However no significant progress on this issue is expected during the summit.

The leaders of the G7, including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, laid wreaths at the funeral monument in memory of the nearly 140,000 people killed by the US atomic bomb, dropped on August 6, 1945. .

They also visited the Peace Memorial Museum, which witnessed the horror of the atomic bombing, and met a survivor, Keiko Ogura, who was eight years old at the time of the bombing.

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