The G7 summit in Taormina
Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook called “a powerful signal” a willingness of the G7 to strengthen sanctions against Russia.
“In fact, a strong signal in support of the position that the Ukrainian issue will never be solved behind the back of Ukraine”, — she wrote, thanking the European and American partners, leaders of the G7 countries and the President of Ukraine and the Ministry of foreign Affairs for the “hard work”.
At the same time in the Russian state Duma called the G7 statement about sanctions is counterproductive. “I don’t know what they want to reinforce — I think it’s unproductive solution. Instead of exerting pressure on Ukraine in order to achieve implementation of the Minsk agreements, attempt to impose sanctions against Russia. This is unwise,” — said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa.
Saturday, may 27, at the Italian Taormina ended the summit “the Big seven”. In the outcome document adopted by the leaders of the G7, said that sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine could be strengthened, if necessary. G7 leaders linked the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia with the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The G7 summit was attended by leaders of the United States, France, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan. Russia was expelled from the organization in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine. The West does not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea and considers the Peninsula annexed territory. Also Moscow is accused in the armed assistance of the militia of Donbass, who oppose the Kiev authorities.