At the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit in Germany, leaders will announce new measures aimed at pressuring Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
A senior U.S. official said this on Wednesday, AFP news agency reported.
"We will put forward a concrete package of proposals to increase pressure on Russia," the official said, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity.
Leaders at the summit will also speculate on how to withstand the impact of sanctions against Russia on their own economies, especially in terms of high fuel prices.
"How do we hurt the Putin regime as much as possible? How do we minimize the backlash against the rest of the world? I think that's how the discussion about energy markets and energy market problems is going to be structured," the U.S. official said.
The official also confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the G7 summit remotely.
The three-day G7 meeting in Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps will start on Sunday.
The other day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the West to prepare a seventh package of sanctions, and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba signed a letter with Ukraine's vision for the seventh package.