MOSCOW, March 3 Moscow on Monday sharply
criticised Western members of the Group of Eight major
industrialised nations for suspending preparations for a G8
summit scheduled to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in June
over the crisis in Ukraine.
The decision to suspend preparatory work for the summit in
the Black Sea resort city of Sochi "has no grounds" and "damages
not only the countries of the Group of Eight but also the whole
international community," the Russian foreign ministry said.
(Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by