Russia is preparing for the G-20 summit in November 1Photo: EPA-EFE/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV

The Kremlin announced that Russia is preparing for this year’s G-20 summit in Indonesia, but it has not been decided whether President Vladimir Putin will attend in person or virtually. Indonesia, which currently chairs the G-20, invited both Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a summit of leaders in November, despite pressure from Western countries not to invite the Russian leader.

Indonesian President Yoko Vidodo said today that he rejected Zelenski’s request for his country to send weapons and appealed to him and Putin to end the war in Ukraine, Reuters reported.

In an online statement, the Indonesian leader said that he rejected Zelenski’s request for weapons because of his country’s foreign policy, which is trying to follow the path of neutrality. He said Indonesia was ready to send humanitarian aid.

As he stated, this week he talked to both leaders by phone. “I expressed hope that the war could end soon, and that peaceful solutions could be found through negotiations,” he said.

The presence of the Ukrainian president at the G-20 summit in Bali will “mainly depend on the situation on the front”, said yesterday Visotski Taras, a high official of the Ukrainian government.

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