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Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit.
Sergei Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation to the G20.
Western countries and Ukraine were pressuring Indonesia regarding Putin.

Jakarta. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit to be held in Bali, Indonesia next week. The Russian Embassy in Indonesia confirmed this. The Russian Embassy in Indonesia said Sergei Lavrov would lead the Russian delegation here. At the embassy, ​​Yulia Tomskaya told the AFP news agency that I can confirm that Sergei Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation to the G20.

According to the Reuters news agency, the spokesman for the Minister for the Coordination of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Jodi Mahardi, while giving information on this matter, said that Putin would attend this meeting virtually. As host of the G20, Indonesia has resisted pressure from Western leaders and Ukraine to withdraw its invitation to Putin from the summit and remove Russia from the Ukraine war group. Indonesia said it had no authority to do so without members’ consent.

Indonesia has also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But Zelensky said that if Putin attended this conference, he would not attend. Many other world leaders, including US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, are expected to attend the summit.

Read: Russia lost 1 lakh troops in war, 40,000 Ukrainian civilians died – report

At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Indonesia next week to participate in this summit. India will take over the chairmanship of the powerful G20 grouping from Indonesia, the current chairman, on December 1. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi unveiled India’s G-20 logo, theme and website via video conference. He had said about his logo that the lotus flower seen in people shows the mythological heritage of India, our faith and our intellectuality.

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