Putin: Russia out of G8

Putin: Russia out of G8

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia never left the “big eight”, the correspondent of “Газеты.Ru”.

The head of state said during a press conference at the summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) in China’s Qingdao.

“As for a return to the “seven” or “eight”, we of it did not come out. My colleagues at the time refused to come to Russia for known reasons. Please we will be happy to see you all here in Moscow”, — said Putin.

He noted that, according to the IMF, on a purchasing power parity of the country, the SCO has surpassed the country’s “big seven”.

Earlier, Putin said that Russia and China have confirmed the high level of relations.