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Germany opposed the return of Russia in the G8

Германия выступила против возврата России в G8The G8 has ceased to exist in 2014.

The reason for the return of Russia in the “Big eight” yet. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, answering a question of Deputy of the far-right party “Alternative for Germany” in the Bundestag.

The Prime Minister asked me if I wanted to re-establish contacts with Moscow in the G8 framework. This Merkel said that the format of “eight” means execution of the participants of international law. “The annexation of Crimea was a flagrant violation of international law by Russia,” she said.

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On 3 June, the co-Chairman of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag Sarah wagenknecht said that he believes the return of Moscow in the composition of the G8. It is proposed to disband NATO, but instead to create a new collective security system including Russia.

The left (Die Linke), the socialist party is the largest opposition party in Germany. Has 64 seats in the Bundestag and seven members in the European Parliament.

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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 the summit “the seven” — G7 (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada).

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