Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger Urges Inclusion of Russia in G8

News | June 07, 2014

EWI Board Member and Chairman of the Munich Conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, is saying that Russia should not have been excluded from the G8. 

Quoted in The Voice of Russia on June 7, Ischinger made it clear that exclusion of Russia from the G8 and the subsequent bilateral meetings between the country and the G7 would not be enough. Worse still, he claimed that such a framework of communication was likely to create conflicting messages regarding the situation in the Ukraine.

He also said that because countries like the US and Russia were discussing the next steps for the Ukraine, it made sense to do so together. “’In terms of sensible diplomacy, talking is never wrong,’” he stated.

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