"The President (Trump) thinks that's what we should do. I work for the President. Of course, we're going to work towards that end," Pompeo said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated during G7 summit in Biarritz that all members of G7 supported the position of Berlin that expects the progress in the implementation of Minsk Agreements, which should precede Moscow’s return to the club.
French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Russia might be invited to the next G7 summit but only as of the quest.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky stated that until the Russian Federation returns Crimea and ceases hostilities in Donbas, there could be no talk of its return to the ranks of the G8 countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron offered U.S. President Donald Trump to invite Russia at G7 summit in 2020. Trump supported the idea of Russia’s return.
Spokesperson of the Federal Government of Germany Steffen Seibert stated that Germany is against Russia’s comeback to the G7 Group.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also opposed the return of Russia to a number of G7 countries
The Russian Federation was excluded from the G8 after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.