The Kremlin responded to the statement of Steinmeier about the conditions of return in the G8

Reporters asked press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov to comment on a statement by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the possible return of Russia in the “Big eight” (G8) only after progress in the Donbass and Syria.

“On Ukrainian Affairs progress is not felt, it is still possible to Express only regret the lack of progress on the part of Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements,” Peskov said.

“As for the “vomeracea” the main issues here is that in Moscow are satisfied with the format of “twenty” [G20], which allows to obtain the most complete cut of the [opinion] the world’s leading economies on the processes that best represents the balance of forces and allow Russia to more fully reveal its potential in this format,” said Sands.