The US Congress voted against Russia’s participation in the G7 meetings before the complete de-occupation of Crimea

The bill prohibits the US presidential administration from using federal funds to facilitate Russian G7 participation and G8 reconstruction.

The US Congress passed a bill aimed at preventing Russia from participating in the G-7 meetings and restoring the G-8 until the Russian Federation returns Crimea to Ukraine, fulfills its obligations under the Minsk agreements and ends the occupation of Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and other territories …

The document prohibits the presidential administration from using federal funds in order to “support or facilitate Russia’s participation in the G7 meetings and the restoration of the G8 with the participation of the Russian Federation.”

This measure should cease to operate only after the US Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence can assure lawmakers that Russia, “has stopped any interference in the elections in the United States or in other G7 countries, NATO and EU states,” fully fulfills its obligations under the Minsk agreements, “ended the illegal occupation of Crimea .., South Ossetia and Abkhazia” and “withdrew its troops and weapons from Transnistria.”

After consideration of the bill by the Senate, it will be sent to the US President for signature.

Recall that the current US President Donald Trump is not preparing for the G7 summit this year. If earlier Donald Trump spoke about the possibility of holding an online meeting after the elections, now he has not made a final decision on this matter. The meeting was planned to be held online.