The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine.

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The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine.

“The escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions, and force does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution, according to international law, including the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter,” foreign ministers of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – said in a statement issued on Monday.

The group agreed that the challenges that exist within the regions of the BRICS countries must be addressed within the framework of the United Nations.

“BRICS countries agreed that the challenges that exist within the regions of the BRICS countries must be addressed within the fold of the United Nations in a calm and level-headed manner,” the statement added.

The White House said earlier on Monday that US President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan decided to end Russia’s role in the G8 over the crisis in Ukraine and the status of Crimea.

Meanwhile, the G7 group of top economic powers has snubbed a planned meeting that Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to host in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi in June.

The G7 said they would hold a meeting in Brussels without Russia instead of the wider G8 summit, and threatened tougher sanctions against Russia.

Russia brushed off the Western threat to expel it from the G8 on the same day. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea declared independence from Ukraine on March 17 and formally applied to become part of Russia following a referendum a day earlier, in which nearly 97 percent of the participants voted in favor of the move.

On March 21, Putin signed into law the documents officially making Crimea part of the Russian territory. Putin said the move was carried out based on the international law.

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  2. Putin’s BRICS allies reject sanctions, condemn West’s ‘hostile language’
    GEOFFREY YORK
    Johannesburg — The Globe and Mail

    Published Monday, Mar. 24 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
    Last updated Tuesday, Mar. 25 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly, including State Duma deputies, members of the Federation Council, regional governors and civil society representatives, at the Kremlin in Moscow March 18, 2014. (Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS)
    Putin’s BRICS allies reject sanctions, condemn West’s ‘hostile language’
    GEOFFREY YORK

    Suspended from the G8 and facing the weight of Western sanctions, Russia president Vladimir Putin need not feel lonely. He is still welcome in one prominent club of nations: the BRICS group.

    His allies in the five-member bloc of nations – including China, India, Brazil and South Africa – are refusing to abandon him. Their foreign ministers met on Monday in The Hague and announced that they rejected the use of sanctions in the Ukraine crisis.

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