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G-7's role as actor in international security under-appreciated

It has been panned for lacking UN's clout, but it could prove its worth in managing the Ukraine issue.

A building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Horlivka on Tuesday, damaged by shelling between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine is high on the agenda of the G-7 summit in Dresden on June 7 and 8, given the fragile ceasefire between pro-Moscow forces and pro-Kiev fighters.

THE G-7 summit in Dresden, Germany on June 7-8 comes at a moment of growing international alarm over the Greek crisis. While the issue is not formally on the agenda, it will be a key area of discussion, including on the sidelines of the meeting, given the growing possibility of a default by