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G7 to impose further sanctions on Russia if no ceasefire -Japan foreign minister – Metro US

G7 to impose further sanctions on Russia if no ceasefire -Japan foreign minister

Japan’s Foreign Minister greets Yoshimasa Hayashi Ukrainian ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky
Japan’s Foreign Minister greets Yoshimasa Hayashi Ukrainian ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies agreed on Friday they would impose further sanctions on Russia if Moscow does not stop attacking Ukraine, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said.

“We called on Russia to immediately stop its attack on Ukraine, which has even harmed ordinary citizens, and withdraw its forces,” Hayashi told reporters.

“We’ve agreed, as G7, to impose further, severe sanctions if Russia does not stop its assault.”

Hayashi participated in the G7 meeting, held in Brussels, via teleconference.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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