Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took a jab at Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday and mentioned he hopes “no occupiers” will attend the upcoming Group of 20 summit this yr.
Zelenskyy introduced Friday that he has accepted the invitation by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to attend the intergovernmental summit scheduled in November, regardless that Ukraine is just not one of many 19 member nations or but part of the European Union.
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“We should stop mass hunger, cease massacres and repressions, without end wean any state of the world from nuclear blackmail. I consider that solely good friend states, companion states will attend the summit, and there can be no occupiers,” he mentioned in an tackle to the Overseas Coverage Group of Indonesia.
Meals safety, a worldwide downside aggravated by Putin’s struggle in Ukraine, is anticipated to be a significant issued mentioned by leaders of world’s largest economies.
The U.S., EU, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia and China, are set to cowl points referring to world well being, elevated digitalization of the worldwide financial system, local weather change and vitality safety – one other situation that has taken on renewed urgency amid Russia’s struggle in Ukraine.
Widodo introduced final month that he additionally invited Putin to the summit, given Russia’s regular standing as a G20 member, and claimed the Kremlin head had accepted.
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President Biden has voiced his opposition to Russia sustaining its worldwide positions of energy which White Home press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated final month.
“The president has been clear about his view: This shouldn’t be enterprise as regular, and that Russia shouldn’t be part of this,” she informed reporters.
Zelenskyy mentioned Friday that he’s grateful to have been included within the summit and mentioned he believes “the world can have solved all these huge issues” come November.
Russia’s struggle in Ukraine has lasted for greater than three months, displacing tens of millions, killing hundreds and inflicting the best safety risk to Europe since World Conflict II.
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Moscow has mentioned it won’t cease its lethal and unlawful incursion till it has gained “full management” over not solely Ukraine’s japanese areas, however all areas alongside Ukraine’s Black Sea shoreline.
Russia’s naval presence within the Black Sea has led to export blockades and the rising world meals disaster as tens of millions of tons of grain have remained holed up in storage services.