Three Cypriot companies are included in the new list of sanctions imposed by the US. A press release by the US Department of the Treasury says that with over 300 sanctions, the US is targeting Russia's circumvention and evasion of previous sanctions, military-industrial supply chains, and future energy revenues.
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said the International Monetary Fund should take a "pragmatic" approach to a bailout for Tunisia, in comments to other G7 leadersin Japan.
The North African country reached a deal in principle with the IMF in October for nearly $2 billion to shore up its troubled economy, but discussions have since stalled.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that Russian troops were in Bakhmut -- which Moscow claimed it captured a day earlier -- but insisted the east Ukrainian town was "not occupied".
"Today they (Russian troops) are in Bakhmut," Zelensky said at a press conference during the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
But he added: "Bakhmut is not occupied by Russia today."
Talks to avoid a US debt default were on a knife edge Saturday as President Joe Biden warned he would not accept "extreme" Republican demands but said he remained optimistic.
"I still believe we'll be able to avoid a default and we'll get something decent done," he told reporters at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima for talks with the G7 Saturday, after winning long-sought access to advanced US fighter jets and training for Kyiv's pilots.
Zelensky's surprise summit appearance - he had previously been expected to appear by video - came after he welcomed a "historic" White House decision to allow Ukraine to get F-16 jets.
This was stated by the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev at a meeting in the city of Syktyvkar in Russia.
He also said that an increase in radiation has already been recorded in Poland.
He also drew attention to the fact that US President Joseph Biden arrived in Hiroshima yesterday for the G7 summit.