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The Presidents of Russia and Ukraine are invited to the G20 summit in Southeast Asia

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin invited to attend the G20 summit in November, announced the President of host country Indonesia on April 29.

“I invited President Zelenskyy to the G20 summit,” said Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

In a phone call with Widodo, Putin confirmed that he would attend the summit on the island of Bali, the Indonesian leader added.

Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia is preparing for this year’s G20 summit in Indonesia but has not yet decided whether Putin will attend in person or online.

In late March, the Russian ambassador to Indonesia said that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the G20 summit in Indonesia later this year.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo.  Photo: AFP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AFP

This week, President Ukraine Zelenskyi tweeted that he had been invited to the summit by Indonesia during a phone call with the Indonesian President on April 27.

Mr. Zelensky did not say whether he would accept an invitation to the November Bali Summit, and if so, whether he would attend in person or online.

Russia is a member of the G20, Ukraine is not.

Since Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine, Indonesia has faced intense pressure from Western countries to exclude Russia from the summit. However, Jakarta has stressed that it must maintain fairness as a host.

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