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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:48 PM

EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7

Source: Reuters

The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

“One year ago, in Canada, President Trump suggested reinviting Russia to G7, stating openly that Crimea’s annexation by Russia was partially justified. And that we should accept this fact,” said Donald Tusk who, as president of the European Council, represents the EU’s 28 member states. “Under no condition can we agree with this logic,” he added. Earlier this week Germany, France and Britain also rejected the idea of inviting Russia back into the group. The EU and the United States have imposed sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict, in which some 13,000 people have been killed to date, according to U.N. data.

Tusk said the reasons for Moscow’s ejection from the group remain valid and there have been new reasons since then for its continued exclusion, including “the Russian provocation on the Azov Sea”, an apparent reference to the detention of Ukrainian sailors last year.

“Second: when Russia was invited to G7 for the first time, it was believed that it would pursue the path of liberal democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Is there anyone among us, who can say with full conviction, not out of business calculation, that Russia is on that path?,” Tusk said. He said he would try to convince leaders at the G7 summit that it would be better to invite Ukraine’s president to the next G7 meeting rather than bring Russia back into their fold.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-tusk-russia/eus-tusk-sees-even-more-reasons-to-keep-russia-out-of-g7-idUSKCN1VE0K7

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Reply EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7 (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 24 OP
MBS Aug 24 #1
Karadeniz Aug 24 #2
Hekate Aug 24 #5
Lonestarblue Aug 24 #3
Hekate Aug 24 #6
left-of-center2012 Aug 24 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 24 #7
YOHABLO Aug 25 #8
dalton99a Aug 25 #9

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:06 PM

1. Agreed. I'm with Donald Tusk. n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:18 PM

2. Does trump think we've forgotten Russia's assault on our election process?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. I'm sure he does

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:58 PM

3. I'd love to hear what the G7 leaders say when Trump is not in the room.

I’m sure their words are not complimentary for an ignorant bully who thinks he is far superior to people who actually are leaders and know what they’re doing.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:04 PM

6. Side meetings in small rooms will abound

smh

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. Odds are Trump will leave the G7 early

He'll not like the 'disrespect' he's going to get.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:23 PM

7. No doubt, Putin ordered trump to bring this up.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:17 AM

8. Oh no doubt they're orders from the Kremlin.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:43 AM

9. At a minimum Russia should be kicked off the world's financial system and treated like North Korea

Make them carry cash in suitcases


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