Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven have condemned Moscow's partial mobilisation of reservists, nuclear rhetoric and plans to hold referenda in the Russia-controlled regions.
Lockdowns and containment policies are expected to have a massive impact on GDP across the globe, with many countries introducing bailout measures to prevent economic meltdown.
During a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, China has sought to portray itself as a defender of free trade in response to Donald Trump's support for import controls.
A tense atmosphere surrounds the two-day Group of Seven meeting in the northern Italian city of Lucca.
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