US Senators Present A Resolution Against Russia's Inclusion In G7
US senators have introduced a resolution against Russia's inclusion in the G7.
"The resolution makes it clear that the United States Senate will oppose readmission of Russia if it does not stop its malicious actions against Ukraine, our allies and the United States," the co-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ukraine, Democrat Dick Durbin, said in a statement released by his press service.
Together with Durbin, 12 other senators drafted the resolution.
Durbin believes that US President Donald Trump should use all "tools to combat Russian threats to our military, our elections, and the sovereignty of democratic countries around the world." Instead, it" seeks to normalize Russia's relations with the United States and reward the Kremlin."
“Instead of using all of the tools at his disposal to fight back against Russian threats against our troops, our election, and the sovereignty of democratic nations across the globe, President Trump has sought to normalize U.S. relations and reward the Kremlin,” Durbin said. “Today’s resolution makes clear that the United States Senate will oppose Russia’s readmission unless it ceases its malign actions against Ukraine, our allies, and the U.S.”
Earlier, Trump called the G7 format ineffective and announced his intention to invite Russia, India, South Korea, and Australia to the summit of this organization. Trump explained that at such summits, "much of what we discuss has to do with Putin" and "in this case, it would be good for him to be present at the discussion."
Germany and Britain have previously said that Russia can participate in the summit as a guest. At the same time, they are against returning Russia to the G7 permanently. Canada also opposes the return of Russia.