: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia not pursing return to G8, says foreign minister

Monitoring Desk

MOSCOW: Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had never approached anyone
to seek a return to the G8.

“Moscow became
aware of the talks regarding Russia’s return to the group through media. In all
these years we have never touched the topic in our contacts with anyone,”
Lavrov said at a news conference in Moscow.

Russia was suspended
from the G8 in 2014 due to its annexation of Crimea as well as its political
and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

At the G7 summit in
France, the U.S. President Trump created a flutter, by demanding to readmit
Russia into the group. Trump on Sunday said …read more

Source: The Frontier Post

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