Donald Trump: Ask Obama About the Russians Seizing Crimea

Leroy Wright
June 10, 2018

Russian Federation was formerly a member of the group, then known as G-8, but was suspended after its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

"Now all these loading and unloading operations of military equipment and personnel are no longer needed".

Critics said the growing U.S. isolation is risky at a time when Trump is making diplomatic overtures with North Korea and in the Middle East and could use the support of allies.

"Trump's policies justified [the] growing closeness, especially for Russian Federation but also for China, given the volatile relationship with the U.S.", Ms. Repnikova told AFP.

Nevertheless, Trump told reporters Friday that he has been "Russia's worst nightmare". And Trudeau said: "We are going to defend our industries and our workers".

China and Russian Federation expanded their ties manifold in recent years as Putin is under increasing pressure from the U.S. and Europe.

Since the heads of state of China, Russia and Mongolia held their first meeting more than three years ago, the three countries have centered on aligning China's Belt and Road Initiative with Russia's development strategies, especially its transcontinental rail plan, and Mongolia's "development path" initiative, deepened cooperation and yielded results, said Xi.

The presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation during their meeting here on Saturday.

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"Whether you like it or not - and it may not me politically correct - but we have a world to run..."

Hours before Donald Trump stunned the G7 with a friendly overture to Russia, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping sealed their status as BFFs.

Russian state news agency Tass reports that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a press conference that the two leaders discussed the possibility of a bilateral summit, including possible locations, during a recent phone call.

At least three of Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate, all frequent critics of the president, assailed his suggestion of readmitting Russian Federation to the group.

The suspension was supported by the other members of the group, including the US, Canada, Japan and four European nations.

Trump's deteriorating relationships with Trudeau and Macron - both of whom he has previously lavished with praise - come as the USA finds itself increasingly isolated from key allies over Trump's isolationist policies, including his decisions to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

"The recent example of such unilateralism and the defiance of the decisions of the global community by the US government is its withdrawal from the JCPOA", he said, referring to the nuclear agreement by its official name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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