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Johnson: G7 Agreed to Intensify Economic Pressure on Putin

Mon 09 May 2022 | 10:59 AM
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G7 leaders have agreed that the world must intensify economic pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in any way possible, UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

This came during a phone call between Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"The world must support Ukraine further and faster," Zelensky stressed.

He also added that he told G7 leaders that 'Ukraine needs to acquire military equipment that allowed them to not just hold ground in Ukraine, but recapture it.'

It is worth mentioning that, New Zealand announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting 170 senators in the Russian parliament, and the Federation Council, as well as six companies in the defense sector.

"While Russian President Vladimir Putin's war machine continues its illegal attacks and as more revelations of atrocities emerging, we are determined to impose costs on those involved," New Zealand Foreign Minister (FM) Nanaia Mahuta said.

"We support the people of Ukraine and are committed to holding President Putin and his group of war instigators accountable," Mahuta added.