Russia Alludes to ‘New G8’; Includes India, Turkey, Iran
MOSCOW, (IANS) – The US “with its own hands” pushed the countries, which are not participating in “sanctions wars”, to form a “new Big Eight” group with Russia, the Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said.
“The group of eight countries not participating in the sanctions wars — China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Turkey — in terms of GDP at PPP is 24.4 per cent ahead of the old group,” Volodin wrote.
In his opinion, the economies of the G7 members — the US, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, and Canada — continue “to crack under the weight of sanctions imposed against Russia”.
Following the launch of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine in late February, the US, EU, UK, and many other countries imposed hard-hitting restrictions on Moscow, making Russia the most sanctioned country in the world.