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BREAKING: The U.S. And Six Other Western Nations Voted To Effectively Kick Russia Out Of The G8 After The Annexation Of Crimea, the White House said.


The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) — President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia’s role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House said Monday.

The move to suspend Russia’s membership in the G8 is the latest direct response from major countries allied against Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“International law prohibits the acquisition of part or all of another state’s territory through coercion or force,” the statement said. “To do so violates the principles upon which the international system is built. We condemn the illegal referendum held in Crimea in violation of Ukraine’s constitution.

“We also strongly condemn Russia’s illegal attempt to annex Crimea in contravention of international law and specific international obligations.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier in the day that being kicked out of G8 would be no big deal.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/politics/obama-europe-trip/

Obama, allies boycott Group of Eight, in effect suspending Russia

THE HAGUE — The world’s major industrial nations on Monday effectively suspended Russia indefinitely from the Group of Eight and warned that they would impose strongereconomic sanctions against Moscow if President Vladi­mir Putin expands his military intervention in Ukraine.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/obama-in-europe-with-ukraine-high-on-agenda-kiev-makes-crimea-withdrawal/2014/03/24/001708a4-b344-11e3-8020-b2d790b3c9e1_story.html

 

Lavrov: Russia not clinging to G8 if West does not want it

“The G8 is an informal club, no one gives out membership cards and no one can expel members,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told at a media conference at the Hague. “If our Western partners believe that this format has exhausted itself, let it be. We are not clinging to it.” READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/vayp51

FT: Russia can hit USA where it hurts — on Iran

As Russia sped ahead with the annexation of Crimea and the US drew up more sanctions to punish Moscow, American and Russian officials were last week working side by side in Vienna as if unaffected by the unfolding drama of the new cold war….

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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f13b3608-b338-11e3-b891-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2wvIuaeqn

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  • Yeah

    Russia is not playing by the West’s dirty rules – to put more missiles circling Russia and top itself – so they cry off.

  • PJ London

    G7 are now :
    Canada
    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Japan
    United Kingdom
    United States

    Non-Aligned Movement : Membership120 members
    17 observers (If you want a list of the 137, Wiki has them.)

    BRICS : Brazil Russia India China South Africa

    Being estranged from the G7 ( and the hero of the NAM and BRICS) must really keep Putin awake at nights.
    On the basis that if a Kenyan can be president so could a Russian, Putin should run for USA president in 2016. It would be a heck of a salary increase, as his current salary is about $6,000 per month. (The Mooches hairdressing bill) I will give you odds of 10:1 on Putin winning

  • hvaiallverden

    Hehe
    G7, the biggest pile of waste ever invented, its soaked in debth, and is printing money for their lifes, to upheld an ilution.

    Jupp.
    And when VAG/BMW/AUDI/ and the electronic ind. awakens to the reality of a marked halfed overnight, and the homeland is filled to the brim with people without jobbs, witch unables them to purcase anything exept for keaping them selfs alive, jupp, the future for this corps looks bright, right.

    Once again, the politicians is f…. up everything, and despite all the latest drivel EU is disintigrating from within, and thank God for that.
    And like Venice, I recomend all of them to look to Iceland.
    The treats the “experts” comes with, is by large pure manure, and they have either missunderstud the finnacial world or is delibiratly lying.
    Selfsustainable comunetys can be created everywhere, trade is life, as mutch as everything else, trade is old, in the scandinavian peninsula and in the islands in the Baltic sea, ithere is, exept for the Arab world it self, riddeled with coins, some are 2500 years old and from a kindom/town in the middle Eufrat/Iraq, a thousand year before Muhammed(pbwh) was born.
    Have we forgotten everything.

    This lunacy by the NATO/EU/uSSa/Israel must be stopped, they are dragging us into a WW3.

    wake up

    peace