Putin will not go to the G20 summit. “Paper”
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit in Indonesia. This was reported by the news agency Reuters with reference to the Indonesian government and publication Bloomberg.
The Russian delegation will be headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Putin will join one of the meetings via video link, Jody Mahardi, spokesman for the Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investments, told Reuters.
The information that Lavrov will go to the summit instead of Putin was also confirmed by a Bloomberg source. According to the publication, the Kremlin plans to avoid a “potential confrontation” between the Russian president and leaders of other countries over the war in Ukraine.
In particular, Bloomberg authors mention US President Joe Biden, who named Putin as a war criminal in March.
What you need to know. In the spring, Biden proposed to exclude Russia from the G20. However, the President of Indonesia invited Ukraine, which is not a member of the G20 countries, to the summit.
In addition, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declaredthat will not fly to Indonesia if Putin is at the summit. In November, the presidential press secretary addedthat Zelensky can participate in the G20 meeting online.
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