The UK authorities oppose the return of Russia in the G7 format, but leave for any country to host the summit, the decision about who will be included in the guest list, passes Reuters the statement of the representative of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that he intends to postpone the G7 summit until September and to invite four countries – Russia, India, South Korea and Australia. Later, the Director of the White house in strategic communications, Alyssa Farah, said that the summit expanded group of countries will discuss the "China’s future".
Representative Johnson said that the Prime Minister will expect the detailed proposals of the United States.
"We look at the details of what the U.S. offers. Traditionally, the country that holds the presidency of the G7, invites other leaders to participate as guests at the summit," he said.
He also noted that the UK is "not yet see evidence of changed behavior that could justify the return of" Russia in the G7.
"We would not support its return as a member of the group", – said the representative of Johnson.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not yet know the details of the ideas of US President Donald trump on the invitation of the Russian Federation on G7 summit: it is not clear whether this is an official initiative.
The format of the "big eight" has existed since 1998. In 2014, he was reduced to the G7 when the background of events in Crimea, the members of the club decided not to go to the next summit in Sochi and gathered without Russia in Brussels. Western countries have accused Russia of meddling in the Affairs of Ukraine and have imposed sanctions. Moscow retaliated, repeatedly rejected all accusations and claimed to talk to her in the language of sanctions is counterproductive. Recently in the West often hear opinions about the necessity of cancellation of sanctions against Russia.