U.S. Congress blocks Russia’s participation in G7

The resolution states that Russia should not be allowed to participate in the G7 as long as it “does not respect the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adhere to the standards of democratic societies.”
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 30, adopted a resolution against Russia’s participation in the G7 summit. The committee’s meeting was broadcast on a YouTube channel.

Congressman Albio Sires introduced the initiative for voting. The document states that Russia should not be allowed to participate in the G7 as long as it “does not respect the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adhere to the standards of democratic societies.”

“Since 2014, after Russia stopped participating in the G7 amid the conflict in southeastern Ukraine, none of the conditions for its return has been fulfilled,” Sirays said.

He also noted that Russia, on the contrary, has become more aggressive towards Ukraine and “undermined democracy in many other countries, including the United States.” The host country of the summit has the right to invite guests, including the leaders of non-G7 countries.

Donald Trump reportedly quarreled with leaders of other countries at the G7 summit in Biarritz, insisting that Russia should return to its membership.