The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky commented in Facebook that the idea of reviving the G8 format with Russia.
The head of state believes that five years after the expulsion of Russia from the “Big eight” nothing has changed. He said that Russia should return the Crimea, to cease hostilities in the Donbass and the release of more than a hundred Ukrainian citizens, who were convicted for various crimes on the territory of Russia.
“This will be a serious signal to the world that Russia is ready to resume its place in the diplomatic agenda of the highest level,” wrote Zelensky. He thanked the countries who support Ukraine in the struggle for the preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Call Russia at the G8 summit next year, has offered the President of France Emmanuel macron. Agreed the us leader Donald trump, who said that it would be appropriate to see Russia as part of the “Big eight”, as many things that are discussed in the G7, touch it.
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 presidents of the EU Council and the European Commission).
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