France stands against Russia’s return to G7

France sees no reasons for the return of G8 format with Russia’s participation as Reuters reported.

“France believes that reasons for exclusion of Russia from G7 did not disappear and doubt the will of Moscow to join the group of seven economic states,” the message said.

It is noted that earlier the particular reasons existed for the exclusion of Moscow out of G8. The situation has not changed as France stated. However, it is necessary to look for other ways for dialogue with Russia.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump stood for the presence of Russia at G7. He underlined that half of the topics of G7 meetings should be also discussed with Russia. That is why the summit without Vladimir Putin is a waste of time.

However, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also stood against the return of Russia to G7.

Russia was expelled from what was then the G8 in 2014 when Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, was U.S. president after Moscow annexed the Crimea region from Ukraine. Russia still holds the territory, and various G7 governments have rebuffed previous calls from Trump to readmit Moscow.

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7 comments

  1. “It is noted that earlier the particular reasons existed for the exclusion of Moscow out of G8. The situation has not changed as France stated. However, it is necessary to look for other ways for dialogue with Russia.”

    Why is it necessary to have dialogue with Muscovy, have you learned nothing Macron? Less dialogue and more sanctions will get Putin’s attention.

    • The G7 should use this opportunity to present the KGB zit a list of conditions for the return to the group. Conditions he will not meet but nevertheless get a ton of press. Also, it would put the ball in Putin’s court. If/when he says no, it will be his decision and in defiance of international law, international treaties, UN resolutions and international norms.
      1. Maintain a consecutive 90-day complete ceasefire in Ukrainian territory.
      2. Release all Ukrainian and Crimean detainees.
      3. Provide exhaustive details of any detainees that are missing or dead.
      4. Complete a total withdrawal of Russian citizens and military from Ukraine including the Donbas, Crimea and Sevastopol.
      5. Admit to the crimes committed including kidnapping, torture, extrajudicial killings, downing MH17, the invasion of Ukraine, hacking and foreign interference.
      6. Pay just compensation to the parties affected in #5.
      7. Pay just compensation for the 1994 transfer of nuclear weapons after breaking Budapest.
      8. Resign the UNSC permanent seat until all the above conditions are met.

      Then you can have tea and photo ops with the big boys.

      • Quite so redders. The now massive list of crimes against humanity need to be fully logged, notorised and available for all to see.

      • You forgot war crimes in Syria, but I think they have enough to go on with the list provided.

        • The Moscow region apartment bombings that led to the sacking of Grozny (120,000 civilian deaths at a conservative estimate) and the poisonings of Sasha Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaya. In the latter case, she was first poisoned by an Aeroflot hostess/assassin, then shot to death on putler’s birthday. Then the long list of other poisonings such as Yuschenko, the Skripals etc. Then you have stranglings, defenestrations and other mysterious deaths such as Gareth Jones (found zipped up inside a sports bag , ‘coincidentally’ after working at GCHQ on the investigation of links between the kremlin and organised crime).

  2. “France believes that reasons for exclusion of Russia from G7 did not disappear and doubt the will of Moscow to join the group of seven economic states,”
    For once, France is showing courage. And, concurrently, I agree with them and disagree with the orange one.

    “However, it is necessary to look for other ways for dialogue with Russia.”
    Why? Six years of fruitless blathering was not enough? It certainly was enough Co2 exhausted.

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