| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

Japan: G7 to impose further sanctions on Russia if no ceasefire

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced countries decided on Friday to impose more sanctions on Russia if Moscow continues to assault Ukraine, according to Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.

“We urged on Russia to cease its war on Ukraine, which has even wounded ordinary residents, and remove its soldiers promptly,” Hayashi told reporters.

“As a G7, we have agreed to implement additional, harsh measures if Russia does not cease its attack.”

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

  • Reuters