In the Bundestag urged to bring Russia back into the G8 as a counterweight to the USA
Co-Chairman of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag Sarah Wagenknecht believes that the return of Russia to the G8. She stated this in an interview with Deutschlandfunk.
“We need Russia for the solution of problems… We have excluded Russia from the “Big eight”. Now the problem is that the United States have policies that do not support the other six countries of the “sevens”. The return of Russia could create a reaction force Washington, controltime” she said.
In January Wagenknecht has proposed to disband NATO, but instead to create a new collective security system including Russia.
The G8 has ceased to exist in 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia. Then the leaders of major world powers has refused to participate in the summit that Russia, as chair, was held in Sochi. Instead, in Brussels was held a summit of the G7 (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada).