Tatyana Firsova. The summit of the "Group of seven" opened on Sunday at ELMAU castle in the Bavarian Alps, at this moment begins the first Plenary meeting of the summit.
Despite the fact that the Russian Federation was in fact removed from events Group by events in Ukraine, in her own submissions to the policy mentioned many times and not in a positive way. So, the head of Barack Obama said the summit will discuss ways to " counter Russian aggression in Ukraine."
The head of the European Council Donald Tusk has declared that All the participants of the summit "the Big seven" would that leader Vladimir Putin back to the negotiating table in this format.
"Everyone would prefer that Russia was behind the Desk G7, G8 has. But our group is not only a club of political or economic interests is in the 1st turn, the values of society, for this reason, Russia is not currently with us today and will not be invited as long as she behaves aggressively toward Ukraine and other countries, " Tusk said at a press conference before the summit.
The plenary meeting is closed from the press, reporters were allowed only to take photos and videos of the beginning of the meeting. Participants - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the USA Barack Obama, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister Cameron D., Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, the head of the Italian Cabinet of Ministers, Matteo Renzi, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. European institutions represented at the meeting, the head of the European Parliament Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
in ELMAU castle on 7-8 June meet the leaders of the "group of seven" - Germany, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK. Russia, which was adopted in "seven" in 1998, excluded from participation in the event is from 2014.