Truss changed her position on the meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in Indonesia
Previously, the head of the British Foreign Office was ready to “siege” Putin at a personal meeting at the G20, but now she insists that the Russian president should not take part in the summit at all
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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that Russian President Vladimir Putin should not attend the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Indonesia, reports Reuters. She believes that while the special operation in Ukraine continues, “Russia has no moral right to sit in the G20.”
At the same time, the representative of the United Kingdom Foreign Ministry welcomed Indonesia's desire to discuss the events in Ukraine and “hints that Ukraine could be represented by President [Vladimir] Zelensky at the G20 summit.”
In mid-July, Truss promised to get a meeting with Putin at the G20 summit if she became the country's prime minister. “I think it is very important that we have the voices of the free world besieging Vladimir Putin. I was ready to besiege [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergei Lavrov. And I am ready to speak directly to Putin and invite him to a conversation with the participation of such large countries as India and Indonesia. I will go there and call him for a conversation, & mdash; then the minister said.
For such promises, the head of the British Foreign Office “has not grown a besieger with a caller,” said in response the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova /
This year's G20 summit will be held November 15 & 16 in Bali. Putin, like other leaders of the countries of association, received an invitation to the event. According to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the Russian president has confirmed that he will attend the summit in person. In addition, Zelensky was also invited to the meeting, although Ukraine is not included in the G20.
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Earlier in the day that Putin should not participate in the G20 meetings until Russia ceases hostilities in Ukraine, also said the second candidate for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “We must send a strong signal to Putin that there will be no place for him at the table [at the G20 summit] until he stops [hostilities] in Ukraine,” his representative conveyed the words of the British politician.
At the same time, the US National Security Council of the White House advised Zelensky to take part in the G20 summit if the Russian president arrives.
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