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U.S. Says G-7 Is Converging on Warning to Putin Over Ukraine

  • Group of Seven diplomats seek united stance on costs to Russia
  • China’s economic challenge to Europe also topic at Liverpool
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Group of Seven governments are converging around a warning to Russia that President Vladimir Putin will face severe costs if he sends troops into Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said Saturday.

Discussions at a weekend meeting of G-7 foreign ministers in Liverpool, England, have been in line with President Joe Biden’s public stance toward the threat of a Russian invasion. While the administration hasn’t publicly laid out the potential costs to Russia, they would be implemented very quickly if necessary, according to the State Department official, who discussed the closed-door talks on condition of anonymity.