The US and the G7 promise severe sanctions if more Ukrainian territories are annexed.
The US, together with their allies, are ready to implement immediate steps that will lead to severe consequences for the Russian Federation’s economy if it annexes Ukraine’s territory, where pseudo-referendums are currently being held, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said. She noted that the US and the other G7 member countries have made a joint statement that emphasized that they will never recognize the Russian Federation’s claims to the sovereign territories of Ukraine. Nor will they recognize any results that come from the fake referendums. Jean-Pierre added that, during a speech at the UN, President Biden called pseudo-referendums a brazen violation of international law and a disregard for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, which are the basis of the UN Charter.