Friday, October 24, 2014   

G7 warns Russia face more sanctions over Ukraine
(07-31 10:09)

United States and European leaders say they are prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
The Group of Seven world leaders said in a statement that Russia hasn't changed course despite the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet. They are calling the downing a watershed and say it should have led Russia to stop the flow of weapons and militants from Russia into Ukraine.

The leaders say they have "grave concern" about Russia's actions. They say if Russia chooses de-escalation, the sanctions will be removed, but will otherwise be stepped up.

The statement comes the day after the US and the European Union announced new economic sanctions on Russia. The Group of Seven was re-arranged earlier this year to exclude Russia. --RTHK   
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