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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Moscow appreciated the signals G7 to extend sanctions against Russia

At the summit “the Big seven” in Japan made a statement, which Moscow has described as absurd, but not surprising: the sanctions remain in force. The leaders of the G7 has imposed on Russia have special responsibility for resolving the two most pressing conflicts – the Syrian and Ukrainian. Experts note: the G7 through the efforts of the United States is becoming more like the Soviet party Congress.

The signals of the “Big seven” about the importance of extending the anti-Russian sanctions absurd, although not surprising, said on Friday Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, commenting on the final Declaration of the G7 summit, which ended in Japan.

“Moscow decided to make guilty that she could not control and for which responsibility is, by definition, can not bear”

Recall that in the final document leaders of the countries “the seven” has preferred to leave in force the sanctions against Russia. “G7 countries agreed on the need for the extension of sanctions against Russia in June,” earlier informed the representative of one of the powers of the members of this “elite club”, the Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron.

Speaking on the sidelines of the summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that it is too early to speak about lifting sanctions. Please note that the head of the German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was compelled to note: “We believe that the EU has increased resistance to extension of sanctions against Russia.” The Minister added that “to agree on a common position in this question compared to last year will be more difficult”.

“Putting the cart before the horse”

Speaking about the absurdity “of the next signals on the subject of sanctions,” Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov explained: G7 countries are ignoring the obvious, namely, the necessity of implementing the Minsk agreements by Kiev (and not only Moscow, which the West imposes exceptional requirements).

Ryabkov added that “the requirements of the withdrawal of foreign troops from the Donbass (which the US and its allies lead to the lifting of sanctions – approx. OPINION) have no relationship to reality, because no foreign troops on the territory of Donbass, by definition, no.

The West or makes impossible demands, or “jumping the gun”. “The second requirement that we impose, in restoring Kiev’s control over all border areas with Russia, recorded in Minsk agreement as the final stage of implementation.” – quoted Ryabkov TASS.

“That is once again the “Group of seven” puts the cart before the horse, ignoring the obvious things that need to be addressed to the Ukrainian authorities, because they do not perform the Minsk agreement on the key issues”, – concluded the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.

“As party congresses”

The US is not allowed to include in the final Declaration of the G7 summit called on all parties to fully implement the Minsk agreements, says Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. Therefore, says the Senator, a statement on Ukrainian theme, linking the extension of sanctions against Russia with the actions of Moscow on the implementation of the Minsk agreements can only be described as “unilateral and irresponsible”.

Washington believes that the Ukrainian theme “is allowed to continue to play geopolitical games,” said the Russian Senator.

The “true price “seven”… is a closed club after eliminating from this format of Russia who have expressed an alternative point of view on a number of issues, no longer able to generate “added value” in international relations… Americans need their partners only if they agree on everything. As for party congresses in the Soviet times”, – Kosachev wrote in his blog on Facebook.

A similar image came to mind, the author of the material in the Paris Le Monde on the results of the summit meeting of the leaders of the G7 more and more like an informal get-together than on a platform to solve some serious world problems.

In is no agreement

“The leaders of the seven leading industrial countries talked about the growth opportunities of the global economy, but appeared to be, their opinion about the risks and how to respond to them, are not the same,” – says The Wall Street Journal, commenting on the results of the summit. According to TASS, citing the American edition, “countries at the summit could reach agreement on implementation of coordinated fiscal measures, but “in recent months, including the meeting of Ministers of Finance “the seven”, Tokyo and Washington are engaged in fierce disputes about the nature of such measures, for example, on the need to apply special tools to hold the growth of the yen”.

The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the summit described a rather “bleak picture of the development of the world economy, warning about the dangers of the economic crisis”. Abe in this regard, called for the adoption by countries of “seven” concerted fiscal measures economic growth”, but the proposal “provoked resistance on the part of Germany,” notes the WSJ.

Looks like the competition is between the “Big seven” and the BRICS, it is Quite logical that the leaders of “seven”, speaking about the possibilities of global economic growth, dispersed risk assessment and how to answer them,” – said in comments the newspaper VIEW assistant Professor of political theory at MGIMO Kirill Koktysh.

He recalled that the world financial system is in deep crisis. Now, according to the interlocutor, we are in a state prior to a situation similar to the situation in 2008. “Naturally, the question arises, who will pay for the collapse or these costs may translate to someone else. And here it is impossible to agree”, – said Koktysh.

We can say that the economic part is the most empty, maybe because a single picture is not noticed in comments the newspaper VIEW Dean of the faculty of world economy and politics HSE Sergei Karaganov. “If it was more of the expert text, it would sound much more worryingly, leaders “the seven” wanted to reassure themselves that it’s not so bad”, – concluded the expert.

“Seven” is a “tool for solving economic problems, in turn, noted Kirill Koktysh. – It is always hard to deal with political issues”. And this summit demonstrated “the absence of any breakthrough”.

Without Russia not to manage

“Although collected here are great powers, which accounted for about 40% of total world trade, the G7 has very limited capabilities,” – says Le Monde, mentioning Russia, which joined the group in 1997 and was expelled in 2014 as sanctions over the annexation of Crimea.

“These meetings provide an opportunity for exchange of views, but not for making decisions”, – stated in an interview with Le Mondе senior French diplomat.

Last week, press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow has no plans to return to the G8 format. Earlier, Moscow stated that it no longer needs the G8 format.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed confidence that the “Big seven” does not affect international politics.

Note that participants in the “get-together” of the G7 gathered in a Japanese national Park ISE-Shima in the Pacific ocean, not only threatened sanctions. Russia had placed a special responsibility in the resolution of the two, perhaps the most violent conflicts today.

The owner of the site, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “Russia should play a constructive role in resolving world conflicts, including in Syria… Need to maintain a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin to resolve the Syrian crisis”. Recall that in early may, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Sochi, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. VZGLYAD talked in detail about the outcomes of his visit. As stated before that the Russian foreign Ministry, the dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo was aborted under US pressure, he is now recovering.

“The outcome document of the “sevens” there are no accusations of Russia that significantly,” – emphasizes Sergei Karaganov. “On the other hand, given the position of the United States and France, the Declaration is antiacademic character, but there is no reference to the change of regime,” – said the expert.

In the Declaration there are “quite a remarkable change: it speaks of the necessity of existence in the Arab world of different views, systems, values, and says nothing about the usual for such kind of documents need democracy.” “There is an indirect rejection nawiazywanie earlier single way. This means that our Western colleagues are slowly learning to accept the real world,” – said the expert.

“Moscow decided to plead guilty”

In the case of the conflict in the Donbass responsibility, which would like to impose on Moscow, the G7 countries, looked even excessive.

“We hope that Russia will adhere to commitments and with the same purpose will have an impact on the separatists”, – stated in the final Declaration of the summit. In addition, the G7 called for one of the conditions “Minsk-2” – local elections in the Donbass, what exactly depends not from Moscow, but from Kiev who is clearly in no hurry to meet this requirement. Last week the Deputy head of the Central election Commission of Ukraine Andriy Mahera said that the elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics in the next two years can not be hold, and called it “optimistic scenario” (thus the head of the CEC “denied” of President Petro Poroshenko, who made the holding of elections in the Donbass this year).

“Moscow on the Minsk agreement imposed only one, and the last paragraph – the transfer of border control to Kyiv, and all the previous points lie on Kiev and the DPR and LPR”, – reminds the analyst Kirill Koktysh. “But responsibility somehow rests, again, only one Moscow, despite the fact that she cannot influence those items that are in the Minsk agreement. That is, in this case, nothing new “the seven” has not brought”, – said the expert.

“Moscow decided to make guilty that she could not control and for which responsibility is, by definition, can not bear,” – says Koktysh. Thus, at the summit of “triumph, USA”, the expert said.

“But Japan in the framework of these bargains for the opportunity to conduct private dialogue and not to miss their prospects that she’s there,” adds the source.

“Contains a very harsh criticism of the Ukrainian regime”

According to Sergei Karaganov, in Ukraine, at first glance, not a single new word. However, the text “contains a very harsh criticism of the Ukrainian regime, unusual for this kind of texts,” said the Karaganov and explained that specifies the need for certain actions for the General Prosecutor’s office. This reference causes some amazement. “The question is, first, small, and, secondly, it is clear that this is some kind of corruption story for Ukraine”, – said the source.

The expert recalled that the linking of anti-Russian sanctions with the Minsk agreements, “absolutely old position, it will hold up as long as the West will not feel that the case it is bad, can crack, and then admits that like as fulfilled or partially fulfilled,” said Karaganov. He added that “seven” also calls to hold elections in the Donbass, as urged by Russia.

The statement that Russia should play a constructive role in resolving world conflicts, in the context of the document looks “rather positive than negative”, concludes the source. “Diplomats, apparently, twisted-twisted, it is obvious that someone wanted to do a critical, and then someone “rounded out” the wording,” said Karaganov.

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