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Kremlin Has ‘More Questions Than Answers’ on Trump’s G-7 Invite

  • U.K, Canada, EU say Russia shouldn’t be re-admitted to group
  • Russia says waiting for more details on Trump proposal
Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in Washington.
Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in Washington.Photographer: Erin Schaff/The New York Times
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The Kremlin has “more questions than answers” about Donald Trump’s proposal to invite Russia to a Group of Seven summit later this year, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a day after the U.S. president raised the idea with his Russian counterpart in a phone call.

“This is a format that Russia doesn’t participate in,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. “If Russia is invited, then how will things be with the other participants?” Several other G-7 members and the EU publicly opposed the idea, noting that Russia was excluded from the group in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea.