Kremlin sees nothing new in G7 tough line on Russia

Mon Jun 8, 2015 5:25am EDT
 
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MOSCOW, June 8 (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it saw nothing new in comments by leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) taking a tough line on Russia over sanctions and suggested there were differences among its member states.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk both said they hoped the G7, meeting in Germany, would present a united front on sanctions towards Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

"Yes we paid attention to the latest declarations on sanctions. These are not new theses," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "We also drew attention to the fact that among the participants of this meeting there are nuances in their approaches. Some talk about the need for dialogue with Russia and the impossibility of solving serious problems without this dialogue, so we continue watching closely."

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)