UPDATE 1-White House says U.S. not inviting Russia to G7

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Bidenadministration is not inviting Russia to join the G7 group ofworld leaders, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday,backing away from former President Donald Trump's push forMoscow's membership.

Any invitation for Russia to join the G7 would be made inpartnership with all of the group's members, she told reporters,speaking aboard Air Force One.

Trump last June had called the G7 "a very outdated group ofcountries” and said that he wanted to add Russia, Australia,South Korea and India to their ranks.

"I don't think we're making new invitations to Russia orreiterating new invitations to Russia. Obviously an invitationwould be done in partnership with our G7 partners," Psaki said.

(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; writing by Susan Heavey; editingby Chris Reese)

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