#AceWorldNews – LONDON – March 26 – The Group of Eight will not meet until Russia changes its policy towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, March 26.
The leaders of the seven most industrialised nations (G7) have agreed to hold their next meeting in Brussels in June.
They refused to go to Russia’s Sochi for a G8 summit because of the Ukraine crisis.
Cameron earlier threatened to exclude Russia from the Group of Eight if it refused to cooperate on de-escalation of tensions in Ukraine.
Speaking at a meeting of the EU heads of state or government on March 6, Cameron stressed that “illegal actions committed by Russia cannot pass without a response.”
“And if Russia does not rapidly engage in direct talks with the Ukrainian government to find a solution to this crisis, we have been clear that we will go further,” Cameron warned, adding that the leaders had tasked the European Commission to start work on additional measures, including travel bans and asset freezes.
Ace News Services