G7 leaders to further isolate Russia, undercut its war machine – White House
White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby. Photo via EPA

The upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit will decide on concrete steps to increase Russia’s isolation and weaken its ability to wage war against Ukraine, White House National security council coordinator John Kirby said on Tuesday.

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"Over the last 15 months, the G7 has stood in solidarity with Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion, rallying the world to support Ukraine and cutting Putin off from the key technologies and financing around the globe," he told a briefing.

Mr Kirby further stressed that solidarity with Ukraine is even stronger now than it was last year.

"And you’ll see concrete action to further isolate Russia and weaken its ability to wage its brutal war."

The G7 summit is to be held on 19-21 May in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On top of the agenda will be issues related to the international community’s response to Russia’s war against Ukraine and holding Moscow accountable.

In april, the G7 foreign ministers said that Russia would be met with "severe consequences" for any use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, and that those supporting Russia in Ukraine would face "severe costs".