German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier rejected the idea that the head of the faction "Left" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit " the Big seven ", which will be held in ELMAU castle in the South of Germany in June, writes the German printed edition.
first on Sunday, the leader of the faction "Left" in the Bundestag Gregor Gysi recommended that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to hold a G7 meeting, scheduled for early June, in conjunction with Russia. He also drew attention to the importance of the movement towards the abolition of the punishment relative to Russia and the restoration of relations with Moscow.
"Isolate the Russian Federation for a period not in our interests ", - quotes the words of the journal Steinmeier.
anyway, He added that Germany had no opportunity to respond to the events in Ukraine " as if nothing happened and run things how often. In opinion of Minister, the return of Russia to the "Big eight" can be only in the fulfillment by Russia of the Minsk agreements.
"Big eight" turned into "seven" after the G7 in 2014, has decided not to send their leaders at the informal summit of the club of developed countries in Sochi and gathered without the participation of Russia in Brussels. This decision has been made on the background of the Crimean events. Now in the group of seven includes Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, France, UK, Italy. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said on this issue that the Russian Federation no one was excluded from the G8, because "eight" is just a club, which brings together leaders of major countries to discuss issues of mutual interest, and not some kind of structure, where you can kick " and no procedural mechanism of the exception does not happen.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news