French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit, has publicly expressed hope that the G-7 leaders will reaffirm a shared commitment to democratic ideals and multilateral cooperation in an era of political and economic turmoil.
That’s probably wishful thinking.
Even before President Trump leaves Friday for Biarritz, a glitzy resort on the southwest coast of France, he repeated his call for the elite group of industrialized nations to readmit Russia. It was expelled from the G-7 in 2014 after its troops invaded Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea in what Western leaders called a violation of international law. Russia continues to occupy the area.
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