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The participants of the summit “the Big seven” agreed to create a rapid response to Russia’s actions. As writes British The Guardian, the structure will cover a wide range — from cyber attacks to poisonings.
The initiator of creation of group was made by British Prime Minister Theresa may, disagreed with the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump to return to the G8 format involving Russia to the summit. According to may, her position towards Moscow is that “to have with Russia thing, but to beware.”
One of the goals of the initiative described as “a better understanding of the policies of the partner countries and the thresholds for response to threats.” It is proposed to expand the volume of exchange of information about potential threats and ways to combat them.
“We are getting organized, and … we will take coordinated action against those who seek to violate the rules governing the international system,” she said. “We need to understand why the G8 has become the G7 because Russia illegally annexed Crimea. We have seen from Russia brutal activities in different spheres, including in Salisbury. We must therefore say that, to return to such statements [about the return of Russia in the G8], Moscow needs to change its approach”.
The G8 has ceased to exist in 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia. Then the leaders of major world powers has refused to participate in the summit that Russia, as chair, was held in Sochi. Instead, in Brussels, a meeting of “seven” — G7 (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada). The summit is also attended by the representatives of the European Union (the presidents of the EU Council and the European Commission).
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