Russia's return to G8 is not possible until it recognizes international law, - Merkel

Return to Group of Eight format is not possible as long Russia's activities fail to comply with international law.

As reported by Censor.NET citing RIA Novosti, German Chancellor Merkel said Thursday in a speech in parliament before the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.

Russia will not participate in the Elmau meeting of the G7, Merkel said, for the Group of Seven is seen as a community of values.

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The Chancellor said that a return to the G8 format is not imaginable as long as Russia doesn't act according to those basic values.

Currently, the Group of Seven includes Germany, U.S., Canada, Japan, France, Great Britain, and Italy.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n336991