German Chancellor Angela Merkel excludes Russia's return to the "Big Eight", reported Spiegel.
The publication notes that Russia does not fulfill the conditions imposed for its return to the community of the major industrialized countries.
"The G8 is dead ..." - the article says. The author also recalls that Americans are against the return of Russian Federation to the "Big Eight".
We recall, In April 2015, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on behalf of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the "Big Seven" expressed the hope that the G7 will again become the G8 if Moscow will contribute to peace in Ukraine.
In May 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that a return to the format of the "Big Eight" is not possible as long as Russia is violating international law.