The return to the format of “Big eight” and the normalization of relations between Russia and the EU depends on the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine. This August 19 in France during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin said the President of France Emmanuel macron. The stream of the conversation was led by “RT in Russian”.
“Today the relationship between Russia and the EU are such an irritant. The stimulus is the situation in Ukraine. The resolution of this conflict is the magic wand that will open the door for Russia to return to the club of the “big seven”, which can be “eight”… Return to the summit and return to normal relations between Russia and the European Union require the resolution of the crisis in Ukraine,” said macron.
Putin said that Russia “never anything not refuse”.
“We at any time waiting for our partners in the framework of “seven”. Generally there are other organizations that play a significant role, for example, “twenty”, – he added.
Russia participated in the summit of informal club of the most developed countries of the world since 1997. The G7 countries refused the format “Big eight” in March 2014 due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
June 8, 2018, before flying to the G7 summit in Canada, President of the United States Donald trump said that Russia should be represented at the meeting “Big seven”. The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte supported the initiative of the trump. In Canada, it was stated that the return of Russia until Crimea is annexed. Against the return of the Russian Federation spoke also the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
The G20 members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, UK, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Turkey, France, South Korea, South Africa, Japan and the European Union.
In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea Russia started armed aggression on Donbass.February 12, 2015 in Minsk the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France during 17-hour talks agreed on two documents on the conflict settlement in the Donbas: a Declaration on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the Complex of measures to implement the Minsk agreements. They included the cessation of hostilities in the Donbass, the withdrawal of illegal armed groups from the region, creation of conditions for holding elections in local authorities, etc. Until the Minsk agreements are not fulfilled.