UK announces sanctions on Russian diamonds and metals ahead of the G7 meeting in Japan

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g7-meeting-in-japanThe United Kingdom has announced sanctions on the military-industrial complex and metals as well as Russian diamonds in a new round of sanctions ahead of the G7 meeting in Japan.

An Overview of the News

  • The ban specifically covers imports of copper, aluminium and nickel of Russian origin.

  • In addition to trade sanctions, the UK is targeting 86 members of Russia's military-industrial complex and individuals involved in key industries such as energy, metals and shipping.

  • The UK government aims to crack down on sanctions violations and target those who aid the Kremlin in undermining the effect of existing sanctions.

About G7

  • It is an intergovernmental political forum.

  • It consists of seven member states: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • In addition to the seven member states, the European Union is also part of the G7 as a non-enumerated member.

Formation - 25 March 1973

First G6 Summit - 15 November 1975

United Kingdom:

  • It is an island nation located in northwestern Europe. It consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Capital - London

Prime Minister - Rishi Sunak

Emperor - Charles III

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