The interaction of Russia with the West on the Syrian Arab Republic and the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine will return to the G8 format, said German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
"If the resolution of the Ukrainian conflict we continue to be able to overcome obstacles successfully, and If Russia in the Syrian conflict continue, as until now, will be with us to work on a solution, the West will Not and will Not have the opportunity to be a long-term interest to exclude the Russian Federation from regular discussions between the leading Western powers ", - said the head of the Ministry.
in his vision, Russia is Not interested in that for years linked in the Syrian Arab Republic and "deeper to become involved" in the conflict, RIA "news" referring to Bild." for this reason I have the impression that Russia really is looking for ways out of the Syrian catastrophe ", - said the head of the Ministry." we have never had the interest to isolate the Russian Federation, or for a long time to turn G8 into G7. This decision was reached after after the annexation of Crimea was undermined trust, " said the head of the Ministry. Steinmeier said the importance of continuing cooperation in "Vienna" the negotiations on the Syrian Arab Republic between Russia and the United States." Constructive interaction between the Russian and American Ministers of foreign Affairs in the negotiations is Clear to all. It's good, despite the fact that there remain large differences. Last but not least regarding the fate of (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, " - said the head of the Ministry. On June 5 the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the G7 and G8 formats are limited, it is best to discuss international issues in the G20 format.