Tightening restrictions on trade in Russian-origin diamonds, gold and other metals is expected to feature prominently in discussions amongst leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations when they contemplate further sanctions on Moscow at a summit this week.

Other topics up for discussion include measures targeting sanctions evasion involving third countries dealing in Russian exports, trade in goods to support Moscow’s military, and an automatic ban on all exports to Russia unless they are on a list of approved items.

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