US National Security Adviser Expects No Change in Russia’s Position on Ukraine
US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that the US does not expect any change in Russia’s position on Ukraine this year.
Press Conference Statement
“We don’t expect Russia to change its stance on Ukraine this year,” Sullivan said at a press conference.
President Biden’s Trip to India
Announcing US President Joe Biden’s trip to India to attend the G20 summit, he added: “The President will raise the issue of the Ukrainian crisis during the upcoming talks with G20 members at the summit, which will be held from 9 to 10 September.”
Disappointment Over Absence of Chinese President
US President Joe Biden also expressed disappointment at the expected absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping from the summit.
Russia’s Rejection of G20 Declaration
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Moscow’s rejection of any declaration that could be adopted at the G20 summit to be held in India if it did not reflect Russia’s position on international crises, stressing that the group’s main role revolves around ways to achieve financial and economic stability in the world.