The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper believes that the Russian Federation should not return to the " Big seven ".
The canadian Prime Minister in the interview said that at the time of the fall of Russia destroyed the base in order to belong to the club of the most developed States.
"I don't think that the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin belongs to G7. Point. Canada will be very, very strongly oppose Putin again sat at this table. To return Russia requires consensus, but this consensus is simply not going to happen, " said Harper at the beginning of the G7 summit, which will begin June 7 in Germany.
"Eight" has 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 was made on the background of the Crimean events.
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 mechanisms of the exception does not happen.
now in the Group of seven includes Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, France, UK, Italy.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions List, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties.
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