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Ukrainian Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian Vladimir Putin Invited to G20 Summit

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, reported this Friday that he invited his counterpart ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky to the G20 summit to be held in November in Bali, Indonesia, to which Vladimir Putin confirmed his participation.

I invited the president Zelensky to participate in the G20 summit″the Indonesian president declared, suggesting that he had found himself in a compromise after Western pressure to exclude Russia from the group in the wake of the Ukraine invasion.

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But Jakarta justified that his position forced him to be “impartial”. The American president, Joe Biden, then suggested a participation of Ukraine to have a balance.

The Ukrainian president said in a tweet on Wednesday that he had been invited to the summit after a telephone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart.

Joko Widodo also spoke with the Russian leader on Thursday. “At that time, President Putin thanked Indonesia for the invitation to the G20 summit and said that he would participate”, he declared.

But Washington on Friday criticized Putin’s presence at the Bali Summit.

“You cannot act as if nothing happened regarding Russia’s participation in the international community and international institutions”said State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter.

Since the start of the Russian military offensive in Ukraine on February 24, Western countries have tried to isolate Russia diplomatically.

A meeting of G20 finance ministers in Washington in April highlighted divisions within the group, which brings together the world’s largest economies.

Source: Elcomercio

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