European Council President Donald Tusk said the European Union categorically rejects US President Donald Trump’s logic in inviting Russia back into the G7, saying he would try to convince other leaders that it would be better to invite Ukraine as a guest to the next G7 meeting.No sooner did drumpf roll his orange keister out of Air Farce One in Biarritz for the G7 Summit did EU President Donald Tusk tell His A-holeness that “under no condition” would the EU agree to invite Russia back into the club.
G7 News: Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, announces that “under no condition” will the EU agree to Trump’s suggestion to invite Russia back into the G7. In fact, Ukraine may be invited as a guest to next year’s summit. #G7Biarritz #G7Summit pic.twitter.com/e2iL6v1Sq8
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) August 24, 2019
“Under No Condition’ Will EU Agree to Invite Russia Back into G7: European Council President Donald Tusk said the European Union categorically rejects US President Donald Trump’s logic in inviting Russia back into the G7, saying he would try to convince other leaders that it would be better to invite Ukraine as a guest to the next G7 meeting.
“One year ago, in Canada, President Trump suggested re-inviting Russia to the G7, stating openly that Crimea’s annexation by Russia was partially justified, and that we should accept this fact. Under no condition can we agree with this logic,” Tusk said, speaking at the G7 summit, which kicked off in Biarritz, France on Saturday.
“When it comes to the speculations about inviting Russia to the table, I would like to say this: first the reasons why Russia was disinvited in 2014 are still valid. What is more, there are new reasons, such as the Russian provocation on the Azov Sea,” Tusk added, referring to the November 2018 incident in which Ukrainian navy vessels attempted to stage a provocation in the Kerch strait by passing through Russian waters linking Crimea to the Russian mainland.
“Today I will try to convince my interlocutors that it would be better to invite Ukraine, as a guest of course, to the next G7 meeting, to hear the opinion of their new president. I talked with him about it two days ago, and I know he would be very interested.”
Good for you, Mr. Tusk, that’s how you handle a bully, sock him in the nose while he is still deplaning!
Expect a “they’re being mean to me” tweet before too long.