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Ukraine war

G-7 resists going after $1bn-a-day Russian energy revenue

Despite civilian killings, West and Japan avoid painful cuts

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany. Its certification was suspended during the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.    © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- Western allies and Japan agreed to amplify the economic sanctions against Moscow on Thursday following alleged war crimes committed in Ukraine, but the added measures are unlikely to cut Russia's oil and gas revenue totaling at least $1.1 billion a day. 

Foreign ministers from NATO and Group of Seven nations met here, with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kulebadid making a case for more action against Moscow. The top diplomats did not mince words when they condemned the alleged targeting of civilians by Russian troops in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine.

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