Russian return to G8 depends on Ukraine ceasefire-German minister

April 15, 2015 3:19 PM

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Russian return to G8 depends on Ukraine ceasefire-German minister

LUEBECK, Germany (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday the Group of Seven foreign ministers wished Russia would fulfill the conditions needed to once again be part of the extended Group of Eight meetings.

Speaking after a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Luebeck, Steinmeier said Russia needs to implement a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine before that can happen. Russia's actions in Ukraine have led the G7 to suspend Russia's invitation to their talks.

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