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Japan pledges more Russian sanctions at G-7 summit

Leaders 'stand ready' for more measures, but meeting short on new details

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, U.S. President Joe Biden, center, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meet ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Brussels.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised to impose high tariffs on Russian imports on Thursday as the leaders of the Group of Seven nations gathered here to turn up the diplomatic and economic pressure on Moscow.

At the G-7 summit, which was held after a NATO meeting here, Kishida urged the bloc to close sanctions loopholes to further squeeze the Russian economy.

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