G7 in Brussels to replace G8 summit in Sochi: Van Rompuy

24th March 2014, Comments 0 comments

G7 leaders on Monday decided to exclude Russia from the next summit of richest nations as punishment for absorbing Crimea, European President Herman van Rompuy said.

Leaders at crisis talks called by US President Barack Obama in The Hague agreed not to attend a G8 meeting in Sochi in June and instead meet without Russia in Brussels, Van Rompuy said in a tweet.

The G7 said it wanted "to reassure NATO members and those bordering" Russia, and called for economic reforms in Ukraine.


© 2014 AFP

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