Russia was ousted from G7 not because of Ukraine and Crimea

Summary

The liberal world order- financial globalism, is ending. Those who are ready to take responsibility for the transition to a new order are Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping.

G7 was conceived as a liberal club, aimed at “optimising” the world economy and politics within financial globalism. That is why Russia was ousted from G7. Not because of Ukraine and Crimea.

 

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at diverting attention from the problems of Crimea, Ukraine, as well as discrediting liberal values.

Russia's membership of the G8 was suspended in 2014 because of its illegal annexation of Crimea. More details are here, here and here.

In 1997, Russia was invited to join the G7 group of major advanced economies in the world, thus forming the G8.  In 2006, President Putin hosted the G8 summit in Saint Petersburg. In June 2013 the Russian president stated "the G8 was necessary for coordinating the economic policies of the leading countries of the world. The discussions that take place within the G8 framework", he said, are “distinguished by their depth and confidentiality, making it possible to constructively resolve many political issues, even the most difficult ones." Nine months later, in March 2014, after Russia was excluded from the G8, the president of Russia expressed not the slightest regret over the matter. Russian propaganda started discrediting G7, examples can be read here  and here.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Ukraine, G7, Crimea
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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