British Prime Minister Theresa May has voiced her support for a G7 statement which highlighted the need to keep sanctions on Russia.
May made the remarks on Saturday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, a day after US President Donald Trump had suggested that Moscow be allowed back in the group.
“This used to be the G8 because Russia was in it, and now Russia’s not in it,” Trump said outside the White House.
“Why are we having a meeting without Russia? I would recommend, and it is up to them, but Russia should be at the meeting,” Trump noted. “They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”
The US and its European allies have imposed sanctions against Russia since 2014, when the Crimean Peninsula voted in a referendum to separate from Ukraine and reintegrate into Russia.
Elsewhere in her remarks, May underscored the need to stop having tit-for-tat actions in a trade war…