World Leaders Cancel G8 Summit In Russia After Ukraine Crisis


TIME

The G8 is once again to become the G7.

Leaders of the so-called Group of Eight announced Monday they would cancel their planned June meeting in Sochi, Russia, and suspend their participation in the international group, following Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine and threats toward Eastern Ukraine.

The smaller group announced its plans in a joint statement after meeting in The Netherlands. Instead, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will meet with European Union leaders in Brussels as the G7, in the latest blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. President Barack Obama convened a meeting of the G7 on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague, with the goal of increasing pressure on Russia following its actions in Ukraine. The G7 nations had previously suspended preparations for the Sochi conference following Russia’s takeover of…

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