A senior US administration official said that Washington will propose new measures to the G7 summit in Germany to increase pressure on Russia amid its military operation in Ukraine.
“We will put forward a concrete package of proposals to increase pressure on Russia,” the official told reporters on Wednesday.
He added that the leaders of the seven countries are expected to discuss “a set of common values associated with taking steps to reduce dependence on Russian energy resources.”
He indicated that he expected to “discuss the steps we can take to reduce energy imports to Russia and how we can do it in a way that ensures stability in global energy markets and eases the burden.”
He added that the leaders would discuss maximizing damage to Russia and “minimizing the consequences for the rest of the world.”
The official confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will speak at the G-7 summit, which will be held in Germany on June 26-27, and the NATO summit in Madrid on June 29-30.