The United States and Britain warned Russia of the “serious consequences” an attack on Ukraine would have

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken greet each other at the Liverpool Museum on the first day of the G7 Secretary of State and Development Summit in Liverpool, England, on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Phil Noble

The United States and Britain warned Russia on Saturday of “serious consequences” for their troops to attack Ukraine., at the beginning of the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs G7.

head of British diplomacy, Liz Truss, and America, Antony Blink, met before the start of the summit taking place this weekend in Liverpool (northern England) and agreed supports Ukraine and its “deep concern” over the accumulation of Russian troops along the border with the country.

“They both said any attack by Russia would be a strategic mistake that would have serious consequences“A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.

Truss and Blinken also agree on the importance “Defending and promoting freedom and democracy”, as well as the need for the G7 to show a united front in that sense.

G7 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Development Summit in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on December 11, 2021. Paul Ellis / Pool via REUTERS
G7 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Development Summit in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on December 11, 2021. Paul Ellis / Pool via REUTERS

The two are approaching Nuclear Negotiations with Iran, which had been continued in Vienna, and emphasized the need Persian state “gets very involved” to try to reach a deal.

Bilateral cooperation in aspects such as technology or security, as well as “Rebuild the World Better” initiatives to finance infrastructure in developing countries After the pandemic, that is another question that Truss and Blinken are asking.

“This weekend’s G7 meeting is an example of unity among like-minded major economies, that we will be absolutely strong in our stand against aggression vis–vis UkraineTruss told reporters before the talks.

The UK, as the current chair of the G7, asks its members to more eloquent in defending what you call the “free world”.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends the first day of the G7 Secretary of State and Development Summit at the Liverpool Museum in Liverpool, England, on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Phil Noble
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends the first day of the G7 Secretary of State and Development Summit at the Liverpool Museum in Liverpool, England, on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Phil Noble

Earlier this week, Truss said that The “age of introspection” for the West is over and it is necessary to recognize the dangers of rival ideologies. For example, he highlighted the economic risks of Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and the broader security threats posed by Chinese technology.

Russia was excluded from the group of industrialized nations, then the G-8, following its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. and its assistance to separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Next, the British hosts met with the new German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, whom he congratulated on his appointment and welcomed the G7 meeting.

Both agreed on the importance of the group of seven most developed countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan and Canada, plus the European Union) stand together in the Ukraine crisis.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock attend the first day of the G7 Foreign Ministers and Development Summit at the Liverpool Museum in Liverpool, England, on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Phil Noble
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock attend the first day of the G7 Foreign Ministers and Development Summit at the Liverpool Museum in Liverpool, England, on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Phil Noble

They also emphasized that democratic countries should stand against “autocratic regimes that threaten the free world”.

Truss and Baerbock also discussed the matter with Northern Ireland Protocol, which the UK wanted to change, and agreed to a “shared ambition of a pragmatic solution” that satisfied Northern Ireland.

The UK is providing symbolic assistance to Baerbock from the G7 presidency, which will correspond to Germany throughout 2022.

(With information from EFE, Reuters and AP)

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