Stern warning issued for Russia at G7 Summit
Posted: Jun 8, 2015 11:50 PM EDT | Updated: Jun 9, 2015 12:30 AM EDT
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine was the top agenda at the Summit, and President Obama issued a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Does he continue to wreck his country's economy and continue Russia's isolation in pursuit of a wrong-headed desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet Empire, or recognize that Russia's greatness does not depend on violating territorial sovereignty of other nations,” says Obama.
This is the second time this group of world leaders has met without inviting Russia to attend.
Monday, world leaders from nations including the United States, France, Italy, Canada, and Germany agreed sanctions on Russia should continue until the ceasefire in Ukraine is fully implemented and further measures may be necessary.
ISIS was also discussed at the meeting with President Obama saying despite what he calls “significant progress,” the militant group has made gains.
President Obama also says there needs to be improvement in training Iraqi forces to stand up to the terror group.
“We don't have a complete strategy. When a finalized plan is presented to me, [I] will share it with the American people.”
President Obama also reacted to the corruption charges brought by the U.S. Justice Department against top FIFA officials.
He said even though it is a game, soccer is a massive business and fans want to make sure it operates with integrity.