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G7 to create group on monitoring Russia

Earlier, Germany excluded Russia's return to G7
22:40, 23 April 2018

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G7 Foreign Ministers agreed to create a special group, which will observe Russia’s behavior, as Boris Johnson, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, said at the G7 Foreign Ministers summit in Toronto, Reuters report.

"What we decided yesterday was that we were going to set up a G7 group that would look at Russian malign behavior in all its manifestations - whether it’s cyber warfare, whether it’s disinformation, assassination attempts, whatever it happens to be and collectively try to call it out,” Johnson stated.

Related: G7 takes Ukraine as integer part of free world and common democratic space, - Klimkin

It was noted that the main reasons for such G7 decision were a constant tension in the relations with Russia, its involvement in Syria and Ukraine conflicts and Moscow’s involvement in the poisoning of Skripal in Britain.

As it was reported earlier, an outreach session on Ukraine was held yesterday within the meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers in Toronto. Ukraine participates in the full planned G7 event first-ever.

Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, said that at the outreach session on Ukraine in Toronto the issues of Crimea and Donbas were discussed.

Related: G7 supports Ukraine regarding UN peacekeepers deployment in Donbas, - Klimkin

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