The UK will propose new sanctions against Russia at the G7 summit

The UK will propose new sanctions against Russia at the G7 summit

Moscow. April 10. INTERFAX.RU — Britain intends to achieve from partners in the G7 of adopting new sanctions against Russia for supporting the Syrian regime which, in its opinion, has used chemical weapons in Idlib province, told the Times newspaper. .

The Minister of foreign Affairs Boris Johnson will demand from Western countries “very hard sanctions in the form of punishment” for the chemical attack on rebel controlled territory… the Document of sanctions prepared for the meeting of the foreign Ministers of the G7, which will be held in the province of Lucca, Italy.The Times Newspaper

Sanctions, according to the British Minister, should be introduced if Moscow will not abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Proposals for tougher sanctions against Russia are heard in Washington. So, Senator Bernie Sanders — party opponent Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, believes that the tightening of sanctions may force Moscow to intensify efforts towards political solution to the Syrian problem and to abandon support for Bashar al-Assad.

The TV channel NBC, the Senator said that tougher sanctions will make Russia more compliant in the negotiations on the Syrian settlement, which must be carried out only by political means.

In his view, unilateral actions and military intervention in Syria will make the conflict protracted, and are also very costly.