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G-7 in Japan

G-7 draft statement to tackle Russia's sanction-evading partners

Next penalties could hit parties helping Russia obtain banned items

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech to open the G-7 media center in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 13.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Representatives from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have begun coordinating positions so leaders this weekend can clearly say in a joint statement they will counter every "attempt to evade sanctions" on Russia, Nikkei has learned.

The declaration is to be issued this weekend after the leaders' summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

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