13 Dec 2021

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney - G7 warning to Putin

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 13 December 2021
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Amid growing alarm in Europe about the threat of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine, G7 foreign ministers have warned President Putin of 'massive consequences' in the event of any 'further military aggression'. The ministers, meeting in Liverpool in the UK, also warned that there would be a 'severe cost' to Russia if Ukraine was attacked.

And the new German Chancellor has hit the ground running after his recent swearing-in ceremony, promising a 'new start' for Germany after 16 years under Angela Merkel. Olaf Scholz's centre-left Social Democrats will rule alongside the Greens and the Free Democrats party.