Alexei Pushkov, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman of the lower house of the Russian parliament, said that it would be no surprise if the G7 nations extended sanctions against Russia for its occupation of Crimea and its war against the pro-Western government of Ukraine in the eastern part of that country, reports Sputnik News, which acts as a mouthpiece for the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.
But then, the G7 leaders at their May 26-27 summit in Japan had already make it quite clear that the sanctions would be extended.
“The signals from the West on the extension of sanctions are not a surprise. The decision was taken at the G7 [summit]. Since then, other options have been excluded,” Mr. Pushkov wrote on Twitter.
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