The head of the Union of Industrialists of Germany regrets that the Russian Federation will not stand in the G7 conference
Angelina Timofeeva. It is regrettable that the Russian Federation will not be attending the G7 conference in Germany, told reporters in Berlin on Tuesday, President of the Federal Association of German industry, Ulrich Grillo.
"It is regrettable that the Russian Federation will not be present at the conference. However, the G7 is a very powerful media platform that brings together partners, friends with the same values, " said Grillo. At the same time, he believes that in the situation with Ukraine, Moscow has moved away from international legal norms ".
"If Russia will comply with the rules of the Minsk agreements, will behave in the framework of international legal norms, it will return to the negotiating table "seven", says Grillo.
The summit of the G7 countries will be held June 7-8 at ELMAU castle in the Bavarian Alps.
"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. Now in the group of seven includes the following countries: Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, France, UK, Italy.
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.