G7 foreign Ministers refused to expand anti-Russian sanctions

The foreign Ministers of the G7 countries at the summit in the Italian city of Lucca has not taken a decision on the extension of sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Syria. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports on Tuesday, April 11, Reuters.

According to him, this question is almost not discussed at the meeting.

According to The Independent, against the introduction of new restrictive measures were made by Germany and several other EU countries. As the newspaper notes, the countries proposed to wait for results of investigation.

“Nevertheless, the question of extension of sanctions remains on the agenda”, — the newspaper writes.

Earlier, on 11 April, it became known that the head of the foreign office, Boris Johnson intends to seek from partners in the G7 to the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russia.

The G7 includes the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, USA and Japan.

On the night of 7 April by order of the President of the United States Donald trump was hit with cruise missiles at the airfield shirt used by government forces in Syria. To this end, Washington has accused Damascus in the use of toxic substances during the air attack in Idlib province on April 4, which killed dozens of people. The Syrian authorities deny these allegations.