Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Normandy Barriere hotel in Deauville. (Yuri Kadobnov, AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Normandy Barriere hotel in Deauville. (Yuri Kadobnov, AFP)

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Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

"As long as Russia does not commit itself, and act according to, the fundamental values of international law, a return to the G8 format is unimaginable for us," Merkel, who hosts a G7 summit next month, told parliament.

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