According to a US official, the US will announce new penalties against Russia at the G7.


The United States plans to announce new sanctions on Russia at the G7 summit this weekend in Canada, a U.S. official said on Friday, according to Reuters.

The official, who asked not to be identified, did not provide details. However, the new sanctions come in response to the Kremlin’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and will likely target Russian oligarchs and companies.

The sanctions would be the latest round of punitive measures taken against Russia in response to the situation in Syria, as well as the March poisoning of a former Russian spy living in England, attributed to Moscow.

The G7 is made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Russia was expelled from the group in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea.

According to U.S. President Donald Trump, a warm relationship between Russia and the United States is desirable, however, he added that the latest Russian actions have not been “acceptable.”