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If Putin goes to G20 summit, Ukraine not to participate in it – Zelenskyy

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 16:59
If Putin goes to G20 summit, Ukraine not to participate in it – Zelenskyy

Ukraine will refuse to take part in the G20 summit in Indonesia on 15-16 November if Russian President Vladimir Putin is there.

Source: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, at a joint briefing with Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the President of Greece, quoted by Ukrinform news agency

Quote: "I’m not up to date on who’s going to the G20 summit. My personal position and the position of Ukraine is that if the leader of the Russian Federation participates, then Ukraine will not. We’ll see how it goes in the future."

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Details: Zelenskyy remarked that Ukraine was invited to the G20 summit again today [3 November], during a phone call with Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia.

Quote:  "We were invited again today. We’ll wait and see – there are only a few days to go."

Background:

  • In late October, when making a speech at the Valdai Discussion Club, Vladimir Putin said he had not ruled out attending the G20 Summit in Bali, but would "give it more thought."

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