Group of Seven foreign ministers vowed on Saturday to reinforce Russia's economic and political isolation, continue supplying weapons to Ukraine and work to ease global food shortages stemming from the war.
After meeting at a 400-year-old castle estate in the Baltic Sea resort of Weissenhaus, senior diplomats from Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European Union also pledged to continue their military and defence assistance for "as long as necessary".
They would also tackle what they called Russian misinformation aimed at blaming the West for food supply issues around the world due to economic sanctions on Moscow and urged China to not assist Moscow or justify Russia's war, according to a joint statement.
The key to putting more pressure on Russia is to ban or phase out buying Russian oil with EU member states expected next week to reach an agreement on the issue even if it remains opposed by Hungary.
"We will expedite our efforts to reduce and end reliance on Russian energy supplies and as quickly as possible, building on g7 commitments to phase out or ban imports of Russian coal and oil," the statement said
The ministers said they would add further sanctions on Russian elites, including economic actors, central government institutions and the military, which enable President Valdimir Putin "to lead his war of choice."
"We reaffirm our determination to further increase economic and political pressure on Russia, continuing to act in unity," they said in a statement, adding that they "will broaden our sanctions measures to include sectors on which Russia has a particular dependence."
he meeting in northern Germany, which the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Moldova attended, also spotlighted food security concerns and fears that the war in Ukraine could spill over into its smaller neighbour Moldova.
"People will be dying in Africa and the Middle East and we are faced with an urgent question: how can people be fed around the world? People are asking themselves what will happen if we don't have the grain we need that we used to get from Russia and Ukraine," Baerbock said.
She added that the G7 would work on finding logistical solutions to get vital commodities out of Ukraine storage before the next harvests.
The foreign ministers of G7 nations have also called on Russia to end a blockade of Ukrainian grain exports, in order to avert a major humanitarian crisis.
The Group of Seven industrialised nations also urged Belarus to stop "enabling" Russia's war against Ukraine after three days of talks in northern Germany.
"We... call on Belarus to stop enabling Russia's aggression and to abide by its international obligations," the G7 foreign ministers said in a communique.
The nations added they would never recognise the borders Russia is trying to shift in its war against Ukraine.
"We will never recognise borders Russia has attempted to change by military aggression, and will uphold our engagement in the support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea, and all states," the G7 foreign ministers said in a statement after three days of talks in northern Germany.
Attention now turns to Berlin as ministers meet later on Saturday with Sweden and Finland gearing up to apply for membership of the transatlantic alliance.
"It is important that we have a consensus," Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Joly told reporters.
Putin calls the invasion a "special military operation" to disarm Ukraine and rid it of anti-Russian nationalism fomented by the West. Ukraine and its allies say Russia launched an unprovoked war.
"More of the same," EU Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters. "The one thing that is missing is pushing for a diplomatic engagement to get a ceasefire. It is missing because Vladimir Putin has been saying to everybody that he doesn't want to stop the war."