TASS – January 13, 2017: Moscow has no intention of getting back to the G8 format, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
“This theme [of return to the G8 format] is not being discussed in Moscow in any way,” Peskov told the media.
Asked by TASS if Russia might accept an invitation to a G8 summit, Peskov said, “We’ve not heard the heads of state that keep gathering for G7 meetings ever say anything that might sound like an intention to invite Russia or some other countries.”
“As far as Russia is concerned, regardless of any eventual proposals and invitations Russia’s priority is participation in the G20. The Russian president has said this more than once,” Peskov said. Link: Read Complete Article