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  • The Group of Seven major economies will restrict gold imports from Russia, the latest in a series of penalties aimed at further isolating Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine, CBS News reported. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday as the leaders hold their annual summit.
  • Russian forces took complete control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, according to both sides, marking Kyiv’s largest combat loss in more than a month after weeks of some of the war’s deadliest fighting, Reuters noted. Meanwhile, Russia attacked Kyiv early Sunday, striking at least two residential buildings, while Russian forces pushed to solidify their gains in the country’s east, the Associated Press added.
  • Russia will transfer nuclear-capable short-range missile systems to its ally Belarus in the coming months, the BBC wrote. The Iskander-M systems, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “can fire ballistic and cruise missiles, both conventional and nuclear types.” The weapons have a range of 310 miles.

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