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The leaders of the G7 has threatened Russia with new sanctions. This is stated in the final communiqué of the summit, held in Canada, according to RIA Novosti.
“We call on Russia to end its destabilizing behavior, the demolition of democratic systems and the support of the Syrian regime. [In case of failure] we are ready to take further restrictive measures”, — stated in the document.
The head of the group of seven also supported the UK claim that the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, “with high probability” is Moscow.
Despite this, “Seven” agreed to continue to cooperate with Russia, when it coincides with the interests of the countries of the West.
Also the summit decided to create a structure for rapid response to Russia’s actions. “Recent events, including the thoughtless use of a computer virus NotPetya and attempted murder Skrobala in Solltary demonstrated the importance of a unified international mechanism to send a clear signal that such actions of hostile States will not be tolerated,” reads the document.
The G8 has ceased to exist in 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia. Then the leaders of major world powers has refused to participate in the summit that Russia, as chair, was held in Sochi. Instead, in Brussels, a meeting of “seven” — G7 (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada). The summit is also attended by the representatives of the European Union (the presidents of the EU Council and the European Commission).
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