World

Planning for G-8 summit in Russia suspended

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during last year’s G-8 summit.

AP/file

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during last year’s G-8 summit.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and six other nations say they are suspending participation in the planning for an international summit in Russia this summer.

The White House issued the joint statement on behalf of the Group of Seven. That’s the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The nations also participate in the Group of Eight economic group, which includes Russia.

Advertisement

In the joint statement, the countries say they condemn Russia’s ‘‘clear violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.’’ They say Russia’s advances in Ukraine violate the ‘‘principles and values’’ on which the G-7 and G-8 operate.

Russia is scheduled to host the G-8 summit in June in Sochi, site of the recently completed Winter Olympics.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com