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Putin will not attend the G20 summit in Indonesia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not participate in the G20 leaders summit, which will take place next week, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, as announced this Thursday ( 10) the government of the Asian country.

“Putin will not be present, because he has announced that he will send his Foreign Minister (Sergey Lavrov),” Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment and Director of Organized Events at the meeting, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

In June of this year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Putin shortly after the meeting with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in an attempt to mediate between the leaders of the nations involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe.

Although countries such as the United States have appealed for the organization to disinvite the Russian leader, but Widodo kept the invitation, extending it to Zelensky, in the hope of a meeting between the two in Bali.

Moscow confirmed the Putin’s presence at the summit of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which will take place in Cambodia, between tomorrow and Saturday.

Putin’s decision not to meet the G20 is released a day after Russia’s announcement of a withdrawal from the city of Kherson, the only provincial capital it held in Ukraine.

Without Russia’s president, the US President Joe Biden and China’s dictator Xi Jinping will be the protagonists of the meeting, which should be marked by tensions over the Ukraine war, disputes over Taiwan and provocations from North Korea.

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