Dmitry Pascutto: Valery sharifulin / TASS
Russia does not seek to return to the negotiations of the “Big seven” (G7), said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov in response to the statement of foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas. It is reported RIA Novosti on Monday, July 27.
Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not taken the initiative on the accession of Russia to work in this format. According to him, Moscow is satisfied with the work of the summit of “Big twenty” (G20), this format better corresponds to modern realities.
Previously, Heiko Maas announced that his country opposed the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump to return to Russia in the G7. According to him, Russia’s membership is impossible to resolve the conflict in the Donbass.
Trump at the end of may announced the decision to postpone the G7 summit in the fall and to invite several third-party States. Russia was one of them.
Russia was in the G8 before the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. However, after the referendum on the Peninsula, the participating countries decided to abandon the format of “eight”.
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