Russia Update: G7 Meets Without Putin and Vows to Continue Sanctions Against Russia

June 8, 2015
G7 meetings in Bavaria June 7, 2015. From left to right: President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo by Getty Images

The G7 leaders met in Bavaria this weekend and vowed to continue sanctions against Russia, with the option to add more, if the Minsk agreement continues to be violated. The Western leaders urged Russia “to use its considerable influence over the separatists” to fully abide by the agreement.

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