"We have paid attention to the recent statements on the issue of sanctions. They do not sound new," Peskov said.
The Kremlin spokesperson pointed out that the summit itself has not yet ended, and therefore it is too early to draw any conclusions. However, he added that a certain discrepancy between the approaches of the G7 member states has already begun to emerge.
During the 41st G7 summit, underway in Bavaria, Germany, on June 7-8, leaders articulated their position on the extension of anti-Russia sanctions, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected the countries' heads to send a "united signal."
The G7 group comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Russia is not taking part in the summit for the second consecutive year after first joining the group in 1997.