G7 group of countries (Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States) warned Russia , on Sunday, of massive consequences and severe costs if President Vladimir Putin attacks Ukraine as it’s supposed to happen considering Russia’s military activity right now. At a meeting in Liverpool, the G-7 delegates said they were united in their condemnation of Russia’s military build-up near Ukraine. “We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the right of any sovereign state to determine its own future,” a document said. “Any use of force to change borders is strictly prohibited under international law. Russia should be in no doubt that further military aggression against Ukraine would have massive consequences and severe cost in response,” it added.The Kremlin denies it plans to invade and says the West is gripped by Russophobia. Moscow also says the expansion of NATO threatens Russia.
Putin, previously, has demanded legally binding security guarantees that NATO will not expand further east or place its weapons close to Russian territory. On Sunday, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the conference host, said the G-7 was sending a “powerful signal to our adversaries and our allies.” Biden, who spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a video call last week, said he had made clear that in the event of an invasion, “the economic consequences for his economy are going to be devastating.