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Putin will make his first overseas trip since the Ukraine war as the G7 criticizes him

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, will go abroad for the first time since he gave the order to invade Ukraine on February 24 of this year. According to local media cited by the news agency Reuters, Putin will travel to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. After these two visits, Putin will meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo for talks in Moscow.

Imomali Rakhmon, the longest-serving president of a former Soviet state and a strong supporter of Russia, is apparently waiting for Putin in Dushanbe. According to Zarubin, he will attend a summit of Caspian countries that will also include the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Turkmenistan. Putin also intends to travel to Grodno, Belarus, on June 30 and July 1 to participate in a conference with Alexander Lukashenko, according to Reuters, citing the RIA news agency, which in turn cited Valentina Matvienko, speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament. Putin’s early February trip to Beijing, China, was his most recent known travel outside of Russia. Russia and China had launched a “no limits” friendship treaty during his visit.

Four G7 countries—Britain, Canada, Japan, and the United States—are moving closer to outlawing Russian gold exports as Putin’s first trip’s specifics come to light in an effort to deter oligarchs from purchasing the precious metal in order to mitigate the effects of sanctions against Moscow. On Sunday, US Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: “The US has put unprecedented expenses on Putin to deny him the income he needs to fund his war against Ukraine. The G7 will jointly declare that we would forbid the import of Russian gold, a significant export that generates tens of billions of dollars in revenue for Russia.

He said, “Together, the G7 is exhibiting the bold global leadership it will take to maximize the costs to Putin and his accomplices and address the impact of his attack on the global economy.” in another post on Monday.

Because of the conflict in Ukraine, other countries have imposed sanctions on Russia. Thousands of people have died and millions have been displaced as a result of the war-torn nation’s invasion, which started on February 24.

While gathering in Germany on Sunday, leaders of the G7 countries derided Putin’s “macho image.” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokingly questioned whether “their coats should come off, or if they should even further disrobe.”

He stated, “We all have to prove that we’re tougher than Putin. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, mockingly responded, “Bare-chested horseback riding.” Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, continued, “Oh yes, horseback riding is the finest.”

By TIS Staffer
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