Foreign Ministers from the group of seven (G7) major industrialized nations met in Italy on Monday, looking to put pressure on Russia to break its ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. 

In a shift in Washington's strategy, US missiles hit a Syrian Air Base last week in retaliation for what the United States and its allies say was a poison gas attack by Syria's military in which scores of civilians died
 
U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to travel to Moscow today at the end of the two-day gathering in the Tuscan City of Lucca with his Italian, German, French, British, Japanese and Canadian counterparts. 
 
Russia has rejected accusations that President Assad used chemical arms against his own people and has said it will not cut its ties with Assad