Contents tagged with G7

  • Ukrainian President calls on G7 to condemn and not recognize Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on G7 countries to condemn and not recognize the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea, which will take place on March 18, as reported on the president’s website.

    “I would like to discuss the Russian elections of March 18. It would be critically important for us to have your firm statement that you will condemn and not recognize the Russian elections in Crimea,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with ambassadors from the G7 countries. …

  • Ukrainian politician: Canada's chairmanship at the G7 is a unique opportunity to focus attention on Russian aggression against Ukraine

    Under the leadership of Canada, which has been chairing the Group of Seven (G7) since the beginning of the year, a new international platform should be launched to discuss the situation in the Russian-annexed Crimea and Donbas territories. Danylo Lubkivsky, former Diplomatic Adviser to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (2015-2016) and Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014), stated this an article he wrote for the Kyiv-based Day (Den) newspaper.

    Lubkivsky noted that beginning …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not be able to partner with West in fight against terrorism while under sanctions

    According to Franz Klintsevich, Russia’s First Deputy of the Federation Council on the Defense and Security Committee, the Group of Seven’s statement on its readiness to intensify anti-Russian sanctions means that these nations do not really intend to fight international terrorism, because under such conditions Russia will not be able to partner with the West in this area, and without its participation, the fight against terrorism is not possible.

    “Today the leaders of G7, having expressed …

  • Italy hopes for the restoration of the G8 format to include Russia

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano expressed his hope that the G7 summit, which will be held on May 26-27 in the city of Taormina in Sicily, would be followed by a meeting on the highest level but already in the G8 format.

    "I hope that the summit in Taormina will be the last in the G7 format, and that the next one after Taormina will be held in the G8 format with the participation of Russia. This scenario, however, depends on Moscow's constructive and cooperative approach. We believe …

  • G7 may strengthen sanctions against Russia

    During a summit in Japan this week, leaders of the G7 decided not only to extend the sanctions against Russia but also to strengthen them in case of aggravation or necessity. The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made this statement in an interview with Inter TV channel.

    The head of the state noted that he is grateful to Ukraine’s partners for such a steadfast attitude. Poroshenko also emphasized the important role that the world's leaders played in securing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya …

  • Medvedev: Response must be prepared for the West's extension of sanctions

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated at a meeting with the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs that the Kremlin was preparing a response for when the West extends sanction against Russia, RBC reported.

    Medvedev proposed to extend the food products embargo until the end of next year. According to him, it may give more opportunities for investment planning for Russia’s agricultural business.

    "I have ordered proposals to be drawn up to extend the retaliatory …

  • Germany considers it unlikely for Russia to return to the G8

    According to unnamed sources in a Der Spiegel report, the current format of the G7 is unlikely to be re-expanded to the G8 to include Russia, the Office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, stated, as reported by Deutsche Welle.

    "The G8 format is dead," the source in the agency said. Merkel's staff is skeptical that Moscow will be able to fulfill the conditions for their return to the Group of Eight.

    According to the journal's information, the US authorities are against the …