MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The summit in southern Bavaria is scheduled for June 7-8. It will bring together US, Canadian, Japanese and four EU leaders to address global concerns.
"They have no legitimation, they are not the government of the world even if they believe in it. For me, without Russia there is less sense in the meeting if Russia is not participating," said Reiner Braun, of the Swiss-based IPB, which won the 1910 Nobel Peace Prize.
"When Russia participates, you can really discuss conflicts in the world and go ahead with the Ukrainian problem, but without Russia, without China, without other BRICS countries you cannot solve any problem in the world."
Moscow's participation in the G7 group’s meetings was suspended in March 2014 following Crimea's vote on reunification with Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov argued a country cannot be dropped from the Group since it is an informal club to discuss issues of mutual interest.