World leaders are converging on Bavaria for the G8 — or rather G7 — summit.
It used to be the G8 until Russia and Vladimir Putin were suspended over the conflict in Ukraine. (Video via RT)
The timing of that might seem odd, given that, compared to the fighting that led up to this past winter's cease-fire, Ukraine's seen relative quiet in recent months. (Video via Channel 4)
But Obama has sided with his counterpart at the European Council, Poland's Donald Tusk, who has lobbied for toughening sanctions against Russia. (Video via The White House)
And there's a reason for that — Russia's been repeatedly scolded on the international stage, and yet there are continuing reports from the Ukrainian government and international monitors of Russian troops in Ukraine's east. (Video via CCTV)
Other leaders have touched on that subject as well, with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visiting Ukraine on his way to the summit. (Video via NHK World)
This video includes an image from Getty Images and NATO / Digital Globe.