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Putin scoffs at West’s boycott of G8 summit in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Barack Obama square up.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has scoffed at the United States of America following a decision made by President Barack Obama and his Western allies to boycott a planned Group of Eight (G8) summit in Sochi in June and instead hold a G7 summit without Russia. In a statement issued from The Hague Wednesday, Mr Obama and his allies are in agreement to hold off on more economic sanctions on Russia if it went beyond the seizure of Crimea. s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that his country continues and is ready to maintain such contacts of the G8 partners at all levels, including the top most level. In retaliation, Obama described … Continue reading

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