The leader of the Free democratic party of Germany (FDP), a partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel in her next government, Christian Lindner proposed to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin at the next summit of the group of seven. This was reported by the Voice of America.
“We can’t prevent all depended on the situation in Crimea… are intolerable violations of international law by Russia, but this is the most serious conflict, and this is the last place where we will see progress. That’s why I advocate the intensification of dialogue and for inviting Putin to the negotiating table in the framework of the group of seven talks with him, not about him,” said Lindner.
Previously Russia was part of the G7, but its membership was suspended in 2014 in connection with the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea.
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Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.