Expectations from the summit "the Big seven" (G7), which will be held June 7 at the Bavarian castle ELMAU, without the participation of Russia will be limited, said in an interview with the DPA news Agency, the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
"My Expectations are limited," said the ex-Chancellor, adding that highly entertains the hope that the West will not add fuel to the fire of the Ukrainian fall." I'm glad at least that, " said Schmidt.
According to the ex-Chancellor, Moscow would accept the invitation to the summit in ELMAU, " if it had been made in the appropriate form ".
Schmidt also said that neither Moscow nor Washington " would not want to wage war "." Crimea is not a reason for war. Ukraine no to (U.S. President Barack) Obama or (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is not a serious cause for war, " said the former Chancellor.
in the Bavarian castle ELMAU June 7-8 will meet the head of States and governments of the countries "Big seven" - Germany, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK. Russia, which was adopted in "seven" in 1998, with 2014 in fact excluded from participation in the meetings of the group over the Crimea and the events in Ukraine.