Russian foreign minister to attend G20 summit remotely in place of dictator
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (Photo:Alexander Zemlianichenko / Pool via REUTERS)
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin won't attend the gathering of G20 country leaders in Bali, Indonesia next week – foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will represent him at the meeting virtually in his stead, the Reuters news agency reported on Nov. 10, referring to Indonesian and Russian officials.
Indonesia did not withdraw its invitation to attend the summit from Russia, despite pressure from Western countries.
President Zelenskyy also was invited to attend the G20 summit. His press secretary Serhiy Nikiforov said the attendance most likely will be virtual. Earlier, the President stated that he would not attend the summit if Putin was present.
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