Navalny demise: G7 and United States in the direction of a harsh package deal of sanctions on Russia | EUROtoday

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There will likely be a “tightening of the sanctions system” in opposition to Russia. This was indicated by Italian diplomatic sources concerning the contents of the G7 videoconference, the primary below the Italian Presidency, scheduled for Saturday. The goal, it’s defined, is to “close the channels of financing” from third States or of power provide, or of “exit of energy loads to third States”.

Furthermore, the identical sources recall, the EU will shortly launch a brand new sanctions package deal and the USA may even proceed with a crackdown on sanctions. The goal just isn’t a lot to impose sanctions on new chapters however to shore up the prevailing sanctioning system and additional tighten it.

The G7 leaders' video convention, chaired by Prime Minister Meloni, coincides with the second anniversary of the beginning of the battle in Ukraine. The leaders of the Big Seven agreed on the chance to mark the date by celebrating a gathering centered on Ukraine, on the finish of which there will likely be a joint assertion.

The United States will introduce “a significant new package of sanctions” in opposition to Russia following the demise of Aleksei Navalny within the penal colony the place he was detained. The restrictive measures will likely be introduced on Friday, the spokesperson of the National Security Council, John Kirby, anticipated and Joe Biden confirmed it.