EU and UK boycott Russia’s speeches at the G20 summit

The Telegraph newspaper reported that the EU and the UK decided to do everything possible to isolate the Russian delegation and boycott its speeches at the G20 summit in Indonesia.

According to the newspaper, the Europeans intend to prevent their partners from meeting with members of the Russian delegation, including Lavrov himself, and also intend to ensure their departure during Russia’s speech.

EU officials are expected to make it clear that any negotiations with Kyiv must take place only on terms acceptable to it, and it is expected that Italy, Germany, Spain and France will participate in the summit in an attempt to isolate Russia.

According to the newspaper, Western countries tried to pressure Indonesia to remove Russia from the event by threatening to boycott the summit if this did not happen, and despite the pressure, Indonesia invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the summit, and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will take part in the event as a guest.

A few days before the summit, the presidents of Russia and Ukraine announced that they would not participate in the summit, and Putin refused to speak even online.

Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov explained that this is due to the President’s busy schedule.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in the summit as a representative of his country. On the sidelines of the summit, Moscow intends to present ideas in the field of food and energy, including establishing gas cooperation with Turkey, as well as organizing the supply of grain and fertilizer,

Despite everything that Russia will present at the summit, Western countries intend to prevent the representative of Russia from speaking, the newspaper writes.

“We are trying to work with partners to show very convincingly what the international community thinks about Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” a European source told the newspaper.

The G20 summit will be held on November 15-16 in Bali, Indonesia and will be attended by leaders from various countries, including US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.


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