Cover image: British Foreign Minister James Cleverly, European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Enrique Mora and Italian Foreign Ministers Antonio Tajani, French Catherine Colonna, and American Antony Blinken, during a G7 meeting in Karuizawa, Japan, April 17, 2023. Andrew Harnik / AP
G7 foreign ministers pledged on Tuesday April 18 that countries providing assistance to Russia for its war in Ukraine would pay “a heavy price”, in a statement released after a meeting in Japan. They also want to strengthen the application of the sanctions already imposed on Russia and considered “unacceptable” the announcement by Moscow of its intention to send nuclear weapons to Belarus.Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday. to promote international mediation on the war in Ukraine. A meeting which shortly follows Lula’s visit to China, who then called on the United States to “stop encouraging war”. In return, Washington accused Brazil of “echoing Russian and Chinese propaganda” on the conflict.A Moscow court on Monday sentenced opponent Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison, a judgment of rare severity which illustrates the implacable repression in Russia against those who criticize the offensive in Ukraine.The United States and 45 other UN member states on Monday accused Russia of “intimidating the media”. Concerned about the arrest of the American journalist from the Wall Street Journal Evan Gershkovich, they demand the release of all journalists “detained for political reasons”.Russia said on Monday it rebuffed a Ukrainian attempt to “illegally” infiltrate its territory via the Bryansk border region, ten days after reporting a similar incident.The Slovak government on Monday decreed a ban on the import of cereals and other food products from Ukraine, following similar moves by Poland and Hungary on Saturday. The ban, which is due to come into force on Wednesday, aims to protect Slovakia’s agricultural sector as well as consumer health.
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