G7 countries agreed to respond better to the evasion of sanctions and the weapons supply to Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan informed on April 17, 2023, that the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries during the second day of the meeting in the Japanese city of Karuizawa, agreed to strengthen monitoring of compliance with sanctions against the Russian Federation and better respond to the supply of arms by third countries to Russia.

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

“During the session, there was an open exchange of views regarding the situation in Ukraine including an assessment of the current status and future prospects. Minister Hayashi stated that amidst the protracted war, it is important to maintain unity among the G7 and other like-minded countries, to continue severe sanctions against Russia and strong support for Ukraine, and to strengthen cooperation with countries including the so-called “Global South”, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa added that measures against the evasion and circumvention of sanctions and the supply of weapons by third parties to Russia are important issues.

“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. They underscored that Russia must withdraw all forces and equipment from Ukraine immediately and unconditionally,” emphasized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

See also: Ministers of the G7 countries agreed on further support for Ukraine, – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister


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