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Former US President Barack Obama has insisted on the exclusion of Russia from the “Big eight” (G8), as in the international arena, Moscow has completely outplayed Washington. This reason is called the head of the United States Donald trump in his Twitter.
“Russia completely outplayed him [Joe Biden] and Obama when they were in power, so badly defeated that Obama wanted to do so, that they were not in the G8, which at the time was called. The US was weak in everything, but especially against Russia,” wrote trump.
Earlier on 28 June it was reported that the candidate of the Democratic party of the United States in the upcoming presidential elections Joe Biden urged not to invite Russia to join the G7, if the information published by The New York Times about the alleged cooperation of Moscow with Afghan militants, truthful. He also accused trump that one a few months knew about this threat for Washington’s cooperation and did not impose any sanctions for gross violation of international law.
Donald trump in late may announced the decision to postpone the G7 summit in the fall and to invite several third-party States. In addition to Russia, it was about Australia, South Korea and India. The American President explained that, in his opinion, the G7 is not sufficiently representative of what is happening in the world, and is an “old group” of countries. Against this decision was made by the EU and Canada.
Russia until 2014 was part of the “Big eight”, but was eliminated from her other band members after the annexation of Crimea. The continued existence in the format of G7.
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