Ukraine will not participate in G20 Summit if Putin attends: Zelenskyy

Indonesia’s bid to bridge peace between Russia and Ukraine throughout its first G20 presidency might not even take off after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made it clear that the nation is not going to ship delegates to the discussion board’s summit if President Vladimir Putin attends. 

In a press convention in Kyiv yesterday, the Ukrainian president stated that he wouldn’t take part within the G20 Summit, which can be held on Nov. 14 and 15 in Nusa Dua, if Putin participates. 

“My private place and that of Ukraine is that if the chief of the Russian Federation participates, [then] Ukraine is not going to take part,” he stated. 

Whereas Zelenskyy’s stance just isn’t all that stunning, the assertion is just about a nail within the coffin for any makes an attempt to bridge peace between the nations.

Final week, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Funding Luhut Pandjaitan stated yesterday that he hopes Bali’s “aura” may assist usher in peace between warring nations.

He added that President Joko Widodo may be the bridge for peace negotiations.

“As a result of world leaders will collect [at the summit] in a peaceable environment, hopefully Ukraine and Russia can obtain peace,” Luhut stated.

Indonesia, holding the G20 presidency for the primary time, was criticized by some nations for extending invites to Russia – a G20 member – amid the invasion of Ukraine.

President Jokowi’s administration has been cautious to not explicitly take sides within the battle. In truth, he was the primary Asian chief to satisfy with each Putin and Zelenskyy – albeit individually – for the reason that battle started earlier this yr in an effort to start out peace talks between the 2 nations.

Russian officers have talked about on a number of events that Putin will attend the summit in Bali, though nothing has been confirmed but per this text’s publication.

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