Russian President Vladimir Putin answered journalists' questions shortly after the opening meeting of the 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao on Sunday. Putin said Russia did not leave the G8, and that he would be glad to see the member states' representatives come to Moscow, which — according to him — they refused to do in the past. «It is necessary to stop... Еще all this creative chatter and move on to specific issues related to real cooperation,» said Putin. The Russian leader then compared the G7 and the SCO, saying the latter exceeds the former in 'the efficiency of work and the size of the economy, purchasing power,' according to data provided by the International Monetary Fund. Putin also revealed that he spoke on the phone to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, which was initiated by the Ukrainian in a bid to settle the conflict in Donbass. Ending his press conference, Putin said he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump as soon as both leaders can, to discuss a mutual concern over a possible new arms race. «As for the place [of the meeting], we did not discuss it in detail, but many countries are willing to provide us with such assistance. There are some European countries, including Austria,» he added.