The only “8” in the G-7 meetings to be held in Halifax this week are the eight advisors preparing Yeltsin to go there, Russian television reported June 14. Other Russian commentaries were similarly bleak in their assessments of Yeltsin’s chances of getting the group to admit Russia. A commentary in Delovoy mir said on June 14 that criticism of Moscow’s policies in Chechnya would dominate the sessions. And Sergei Strokan in the June 14 Moskovsky komsomolets warned expecting much from the meeting. “We are paying for the emotional and largely improvised foreign policy of the last few years,” Strokan concluded.