Obama Demands Russia Leave G-8; June Summit Cancelled While Ukraine Deploys Army Along Borders

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron stated that it is "absolutely clear" that the G-8 Summit scheduled for June in Sochi, Russia will not go ahead. But it is President Obama that appears to be pressing the hardest for major changes:

  • OBAMA SAID TO PRESS ALLIES TO SUSPEND RUSSIA FROM G8: WSJ

This comes at a time when Ukraine forces are being withdrawn from Crimea and deployed to North, South, and East borders of the region.  Meanwhile, Ukraine is taking its soldiers pulled from Crimea and deploying them along all other borders.

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David Cameron says G-8 Summit Scrapped...

There will be no G8 summit in Russia this year, David Cameron said in a further ign of efforts to isolate Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

 

The Prime Minister said it was "absolutely clear" the meeting could not go ahead.

 

Speaking in The Hague ahead of a meeting of G7 leaders, he said: "We should be clear there's not going to be a G8  summit this year in Russia. That's absolutely clear."

 

Preparations for the planned June summit in Sochi had already been suspended as a result of Russia's actions in neighbouring Ukraine.

And Obama is calling for Russia to be kicked out of the G-8.

  • OBAMA SAID TO PRESS ALLIES TO SUSPEND RUSSIA FROM G8: WSJ