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G-7 warns Russia of ‘massive consequences’ if it attacks Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a meeting at Villa La Grange, Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2021 with U.S. President Joe Biden.

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On Sunday, the Group of Seven warned Russia of severe consequences and high costs for a President. Vladimir PutinAccording to a draft statement, Ukraine is being attacked by Reuters.

U.S. intelligence believes that Russia may be planning an offensive against Ukraine on multiple fronts as soon as next year. This could involve up to 175,000 troops.

According to the Kremlin, it denies plans to invade. Moscow claims that NATO’s expansion threatens Russia, despite its assurances made after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

G-7 delegate said that they are united in condemning Russia’s build-up of military forces near Ukraine at a meeting held in Liverpool, northern England.

The draft declaration, which was confirmed by G-7 sources, stated that Russia should not be surprised by the consequences of further military aggression against Ukraine.

The draft stated that “We reiterate our unwavering dedication to Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the right to any sovereign state to decide its future.”

For Moscow, the growing NATO embrace of a neighboring former Soviet republic — and what it sees as the nightmare possibility of alliance missiles in Ukraine targeted against Russia — is a “red line” it will not allow to be crossed.

Putin demanded legal binding security guarantees from NATO that it will not extend further east nor place weapons near Russian territory. Washington repeatedly stated that no country could veto Ukraine’s NATO ambitions.

Russia took the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine in 2014. The West imposed sanctions against Russia.

According to the Kremlin, Putin spoke with President Trump on Sunday Joe BidenRussian troops pose no threat to the country and Moscow is being demonized for its troop movements on its own soil.

Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson said that there are serious conceptual differences between Russia’s and America’s views on Moscow’s “redlines.”

G-7 is made up of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. It also includes an EU representative.

In the draft, the G-7 stated: “We ask Russia to de-escalate and pursue diplomatic channels. We also demand that it abides by all international agreements on transparency of military operations.”

According to the draft, “We reaffirm our support to the efforts by France and Germany to implement the Minsk Agreements fully in the Normandy Format”

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