Congressman Albio Syreis introduced the initiative for voting. The document states that Russia must not be allowed to participate in the G7 until it "respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies."
"Since 2014, after Russia stopped participating in the G7 amid the conflict in southeastern Ukraine, none of the conditions for its return has been met," said Syreis.
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He also noted that, in his words, Russia, on the contrary, has become more aggressive towards Ukraine and has "undermined democracy in many other countries, including the United States."