17 Apr 2023 11:32

G7 foreign ministers pledge further sanctions against Russia, support for Ukraine

TOKYO. April 17 (Interfax) - The G7 foreign ministers have agreed on further support for Kiev and stricter sanctions against Russia at a ministerial meeting on Ukraine.

"The G7 Foreign Ministers confirmed that they remain committed to intensifying, fully coordinating and enforcing sanctions against Russia, as well as to continuing strong support for Ukraine," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said after the meeting.

The ministers "concurred into reinforcing coordination to prevent and respond to evasion of sanctions and third party weapon supply to Russia," it said.

The G7 foreign ministers condemned Moscow's decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and said that "will further increase the tension of the situation."

The G7 foreign ministers met in Japan's Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, on Sunday.