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Zelensky-Tusk discuss results of G7 summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky thanked Tusk for his position on Russia’s return to G7
16:14, 29 August 2019

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held the phone talk with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council as the Office of the President reported.

The sides discussed the course and the key results of the G7 Summit held in Biarritz, France on August 24-26.

The Ukrainian leaders positively estimated the position of the partakers of the summit on the impossibility of Russia’s return to G7.

Related: Russia should be invited back to G7, - U.S. State Secretary

Besides, Ukraine’s President thanked the interlocutor for his personal active position during the discussion of the Ukrainian issue at the summit. Particularly, for his initiative to invite Ukraine to the next G7 Summit in the U.S. in 2020.

In his turn, Donald Tusk assured of the EU’s unchanged position in support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Russia might be invited to the next G7 summit but only as the quest.

Related: G7 members lost solidarity in attitude to Russia, - Ukraine's MFA head Klimkin

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.

Related: G7 Summit: Normandy format meeting to take place in coming weeks

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.

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