HIROSHIMA, Japan—The war in Ukraine takes center stage at this year’s Group of Seven (G-7) Summit, with leaders introducing new sanctions “to continue tightening the screws on Russia” as they begin their three-day meeting in Hiroshima.
“We will further restrict Russia’s access to our economies,” the leaders said in a statement released on May 19.
They’ve agreed to broaden G-7 efforts to restrict exports of all items critical to Russia’s aggression, including industrial machinery, tools, and other technology that Russia uses to rebuild its war machine.
“We will starve Russia of G-7 technology, industrial equipment, and services that support its war machine. We will continue to shield agricultural, medical, and humanitarian products from our restrictive measures and make every effort to avoid potential spillover impacts on third countries,” the group said.
This would be the most comprehensive set of sanctions and export control measures ever imposed on a major economy, according to the White