Peskov commented on the appeal of trump to bring Russia back into the G8
MOSCOW, 8 Feb — RIA Novosti. Russia does not focus on the “eight”, and other formats, said RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
Bloomberg cited on Friday the words of the President of the United States Donald trump that Russia should again be admitted to membership of the G8. The Reuters news Agency in turn reported that trump said about the need for presence of Russia at the G7 summit.
“We focus on other formats,” Peskov told RIA Novosti, commenting on these statements of trump.
The forum developed economies since 1998, was “the eight”, but in 2014 the events in Crimea, the members of the club decided not to go to the next G8 summit in Sochi and gathered without Russia in Brussels. Members of G7 have said they do not want to sit together with Russia, until Moscow changes its policy regarding the Crimea.
Last week Peskov, answering the question whether Russia would agree to return to the G8 in that case, if such offer arrives, noted that “the hypothetical reasoning here is hardly possible.”