The american president Donald Trump said on Wednesday that invite Russia to the next G7 summit, in which he announced the postponement, was a matter of ” common sense “.
Russia has been excluded from what was then the G8 in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea of ukraine, denounced as “illegal” by the west.
To the tenant of the White House, it is time for the G7 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan) to once again welcoming the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
“The question is not what he has done, it is a matter of common sense “, hammered Donald Trump on Fox News Radio. “You have a G7, it is not there, or half of the meeting was devoted to Russia. If he was here it would be much easier to resolve “.
“Most of the subjects we are talking about relate to Putin, we are wasting our time because at the end of the meeting, someone needs to call Putin “, he insisted.
“I think it’s better that he is in the room. (…) The question is not whether he deserves it or not, it is a matter of common sense “, he stressed.
The Prime minister of canada Justin Trudeau has ruled out any participation of Russia at the next summit, stressing that it had, since the annexation of Crimea, continued to ” make a mockery of international norms and rules “.
The european union, for its part, recalled that Donald Trump could not, alone, change the format of the summit.