Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter'

Leroy Wright
June 13, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin today dismissed criticism by the Group of 7 nations as "creative babbling" and said it was time to start cooperating again. "I believe it's necessary to stop this creative babbling and shift to concrete issues related to real cooperation", Putin told reporters in the Chinese city of Qingdao, when asked to comment on a G7 joint statement.

Britain blamed Russian Federation for the poisoning of the Skripals with a nerve agent in March in the British city of Salisbury, the accusations Moscow has vehemently denied.

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Trump also reiterated Russia's support in a return to the G7 group, despite a negative reaction from other members of the group of the most developed economies in the world.

The Kremlin has said Vienna is one of the cities being considered as the venue for a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Charlevoix Canada. From left British Prime Minis
Charlevoix Canada. From left British Prime Minis

He emphasized that the bloc's members, who also include China, four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, as well as India and Pakistan, are anxious about the US move.

He emphasized the need for the group to closely follow the situation in Afghanistan to fend off the threats posed by militants in the country.

However, Kim Jong Un wasn't the only world leader to have sent their congratulations to Russian Federation on this special day, as Aleksandar Vučić, the President of Serbia had also sent a letter to Moscow delivering his best wishes to President Putin, and expressing Serbia's gratitude towards Russian Federation for always being there beside his country when worldwide issues arose, making special effort to mention Moscow's help in resolving the issues of Metohija and Kosovo.

Speaking during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao on Sunday, Putin emphasized that the bloc members are anxious about the USA move. G7 leaders demanded Saturday that Russian Federation stop what they described as attempts to undermine democracy and support for the Syrian regime as they closed the door on Moscow's readmission to the club.

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