Moscow received an invitation for Putin to take part in the November summit and “responded positively,” said presidential aide Yury Ushakov. Zelensky was also invited to the meeting, but he has not yet responded “The Kremlin has announced Putin's participation in the G20 summit in Indonesia” />
Russia has received an invitation to take part in the G20 summit to be held in Indonesia in November, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said, RBC correspondent reports. According to him, the participation of President Vladimir Putin “is envisaged.”
“Yes, we have confirmed that our participation is envisaged. We responded positively, we replied that we were interested in taking part,— Ushakov explained.
He added that it is planned to discuss issues on the agenda of the summit, as well as touch on topics that were raised at the April meeting of the heads of central banks and finance ministers of the G20 countries. The Russian delegation was then headed by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
17th meeting of heads of state— G20 members will be held in Bali on November 15 & 16. Indonesia is the current chair of the G20.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also received an invitation to the summit, although his country is not part of the G20. Bloomberg wrote that such a proposal was made by some member states, including the United States, after it became known that Putin had been invited to the meeting. The Ukrainian president has not yet given an answer about his participation.
In April, during Siluanov's video conference speech at the G20 meeting, the delegations of the UK, the US and Canada left the meeting. Chancellor of the British Exchequer Rishi Sunak explained that the delegates did so because of what is happening in Ukraine.
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Regarding the November summit, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said she would not boycott the event if she participated in it Putin. “I think it would be better if he [Putin] comes, then we can tell him to his face what we think,” — she explained, adding that the G20 summit was “too important.”
On June 30, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Moscow, and before that— Ukraine. “My mission is to invite the President of Ukraine, President Zelensky, to open up space for dialogue in the context of peace,” — Widodo explained, adding that he would turn to Putin with the same proposal.
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