Putin to miss G20 summit in Indonesia, Russia’s delegation to be led by Foreign Minister Lavrov

Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit in Indonesia, scheduled for 15-16 November, as per Russia’s embassy in the country.

Russia’s delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Putin might join the summit via video call.

Bloomberg said earlier that Putin’s absence would help him avoid potential confrontations with other world leaders, including US president Joe Biden who has labelled the Russian president a “war criminal.”

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It was announced on Tuesday that Ukraine’s leader Zelensky would join the G20 summit by means of the Internet. Zelensky declared earlier that he would not take part in the event should Vladimir Putin attend.

“My personal position and that of Ukraine is that if the leader of the Russian Federation participates, [then] Ukraine will not participate,” the Ukrainian president said.

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