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G7 wants Russia back

G7 wants Russia back

All the participants of the G7 summit, which opens today in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, would prefer to see Russia at the table of the forum of the 'Seven', but it will not happen as long as Russia continues to "act aggressively against Ukraine or other countries," the chairman of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said today at a press conference before the start of the summit.

Ban Ki-moon to start Central Asia tour

Ban Ki-moon to start Central Asia tour

The official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, said that Ban Ki-moon will take part in the G7 summit in Germany, after which he will start his tour of Central Asia countries.

Germany says G7 format is temporary

Germany says G7 format is temporary

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Russia could be re-admitted to the G7 after demonstrating its commitment to the Minsk Agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel added that Russia's absence from the G7 summit was necessary. She noted that the fights in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia broke the peace created after WWII.

Steinmeier: world needs G8, not G7

Steinmeier: world needs G8, not G7

Steinmeier: world needs G8, not G7Europe needs Russia to come back in G8, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.“We need Russia to settle the frozen conflicts in Europe, Syria, Iraq, and Libya and also in dealing with issu

Schroeder: Europe has no alternative to Russia

Schroeder: Europe has no alternative to Russia

The G-7 leaders' decision not to invite Russia to their forthcoming summit in Bavaria on June 7-8 is a misstep, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said."I think it was a mistake not to invite the Russian President to the G7 summit," he stressed.According to Schroeder, "Russia has an alternative to Europe, but not vice versa."He also confirmed his friendly relations with President Putin. 

What is the EaEU today?

What is the EaEU today?

Alexander Gusev: “The EaEU development vector is directed to accounting for the interests of China and the countries composing the Union”

Abe Shindzo to visit Chernobyl

Abe Shindzo to visit Chernobyl

In early July during his visit to Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering an opportunity to visit the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Merkel: we are not currently considering return to G8

Merkel: we are not currently considering return to G8

A return of Russia to the Group of Seven is unacceptable, while Russia will not follow the values of international law, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in parliament on the eve of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga."Russia would stay excluded from the G7 in Ellmau, because we know the G7 as a community of values, united by common values," RIA Novosti cited Merkel as saying.

G7 will make concessions after realization of Minsk Agreements

G7 will make concessions after realization of Minsk Agreements

Chief diplomats of the G7 said at a meeting in Lubeck that Russia will get a sanctions relief after complete realization of the Minsk Agreements and a demonstration of respect to Ukraine's sovereignty, RBC reports.The joint declaration of the G7 diplomats praises the first steps of Russia and Ukraine towards compliance with the ceasefire agreement. It states the need for a sensible and swift progress in settling remaining details.

G7 meeting starts in Lubeck

G7 meeting starts in Lubeck

A meeting of foreign ministers of Germany, Britain, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan has started in the German city of Lubeck.

Russia will not gain reconciliation at G7 without settlement of Ukrainian crisis

Russia will not gain reconciliation at G7 without settlement of Ukrainian crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned that Moscow will not be admitted back to the G7 until the Ukrainian crisis is settled. Responding to the diplomat, the Spokesman of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, noted that the organization was pointless without Russia, China and India. He added that the developments in Ukraine had unmasked the international diplomacy, the system of international relations and the international law.

Yatsenyuk: West is pleased with us

Yatsenyuk: West is pleased with us

Ukraine's Prime Minister Yatsenyuk said that the country's western partners are satisfied with the way it is carrying out reforms.

Anti-Russian sanctions continue to split Europe

Anti-Russian sanctions continue to split Europe

After the conclusion of the Minsk agreements and the gradual stabilization of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine, the question about the future of anti-Russian sanctions loomed on the horizon for European politicians.