It is not “as if nothing had happened” an American position on Putin at the top of the G-20

Washington said Friday that the world cannot deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin as usual after Indonesia invited him to attend the Group of 20 summit in November and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

State Department Assistant Spokesperson Galina Porter told reporters, “The United States continues to believe that nothing can go wrong with regards to Russia’s participation in the international community or international institutions,” according to the AFP.

Although he did not comment on a question as to whether or not the United States would participate in this summit.

These statements come after Indonesia announced on Friday that it has invited Volodymyr Zelensky, while stressing that it has invited Russia and its President Vladimir Putin to the next Group of Twenty summit scheduled for November.

Biden objects

For her part, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that US President Joe Biden “publicly expressed his opposition to President Putin’s presence in the G-20”, welcoming the invitation of the Ukrainians.

He also added that the United States is in contact with Indonesians and that Russia’s invitation dates back to before the military operation in Ukraine started on February 24.

strong pressure

Indonesia, which questhe presides over the Group of Twenty, has been heavily pressured by Westerners, led by the United States, to exclude Russia from the next summit.

However, Jakarta insisted that, in as a guest of the summit, he had to remain “on the fence”.

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