G7 to discuss response to Crimea

The G7 meeting will take place on the margins of a nuclear security summit at The Hague that US President Barack Obama plans to attend. (Reuters)

The G7 meeting will take place on the margins of a nuclear security summit at The Hague that US President Barack Obama plans to attend. (Reuters)

The White House on Tuesday announced that the United States and its G7 allies will gather next week at The Hague to consider a further response to Russia's attempt to absorb Ukraine's Crimea region.

The announcement came on the day that Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making Crimea a part of Russia after the region staged a referendum on Sunday that the West has declared illegitimate.

The G7 meeting will take place on the margins of a nuclear security summit at The Hague that US President Barack Obama plans to attend.

"The meeting will focus on the situation in Ukraine and further steps that the G7 may take to respond to developments and to support Ukraine," said White House National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden.

Sanctions
The United States imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials on Monday while the European Union cited 21 people in Russia and Ukraine for sanctions.

The G7 includes the United States, Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Japan and Italy. The European Union was also invited to the talks.

The G7 leaders already have suspended preparations for a G8 summit, which includes Russia, that is scheduled for June in Sochi, Russia, but is in doubt because of Ukraine. Russia became the eighth member of the group in 1998. – Reuters

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Client Media Releases

Narrowing the intention-behaviour gap
Imperial reports flat revenue
MTN's school connectivity programme reaches Namaqualand
Rosebank College initiates Graduate Empowerment Programme
Oxbridge Academy partners with ADvTECH Group
Why future success belongs to the first movers...
Ipsos pre-election forecasting on the mark nationally
Office 365 a one-stop-shop for e-mail compliance