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World Maas currently sees "no chance" for Russia's re-entry into the G8

04:30  27 july  2020
04:30  27 july  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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US President Donald Trump had suggested reintroducing Russia into the G 7 last month. However, Moscow first needs to take greater efforts in solving the conflict in Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. "As long as we do not have a solution there, I see no chance for this."

There is no chance of a default on a state level in Russia , Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told RT at World “ Russia is a strong country, we have a solid financial system, we have successful companies. We have no grounds for large-scale defaults, these estimates are exaggerated.”

Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas (SPD) hat die US-Forderung nach Wiederaufnahme von Russland in den Kreis der G8-Staaten erneut zurückgewiesen. Dafür sehe er © Louisa GOULIAMAKI Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has rejected the US request for Russia to be re-admitted to the G8 group. He sees "no chance" for this as long as there is no solution to the situation in Ukraine, said Maas.

Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has again rejected the US demands for Russia's re-entry into the G8 group. He sees "no chance" for Russian membership in this group of leading industrialized countries as long as there is no solution to the situation in Ukraine, said Maas of Düsseldorf's "Rheinische Post" and Bonn's "General-Anzeiger" (Monday editions).

Russia must make its contribution to the settlement of the Ukraine conflict, but this is only happening very slowly, the Federal Foreign Minister criticized. Russia was excluded from the G8 group in 2014 after its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in violation of international law, which had shrunk to the G7 group.

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Obviously, Russia seems like it is light-years away from joining the EU. On top of that, Vladimir Putin has said that it is in I ask, not if Russia has the economic capabilities to join, but if they should join when eligibility for membership comes up.

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US President Donald Trump has repeatedly pleaded for Russia's readmission. The United States currently chairs the G7. The group includes Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the USA.

A ceasefire is expected to apply in Eastern Ukraine from this Monday. It had been negotiated with the participation of the Russian government. The region has been at war since 2014. Russia supports the pro-Russian separatists in the conflict, who have proclaimed so-called People's Republics in Lugansk and Donetsk. More than 13,000 people have already been killed in the conflict.

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