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G20 countries to agree on a final summit communiqué condemning Russia

Nov 15, 2022

The United States expects that the group of industrialized countries of the G20 at the end of its summit will condemn Russia's war against Ukraine.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing Financial Times.

According to the report, representatives of most G20 countries have gathered in recent days and agreed that Russia's war against Ukraine should be condemned in the strongest terms.

The G20 also includes Russia, so a consensus here is hardly possible.


A U.S. representative declined to say what form that condemnation would take.

"I won't get ahead of the final talks, but the G20 will make it clear that the Russian war is wreaking havoc for people and for the world economy as a whole," he said on condition of anonymity.

He said most G20 countries agree that the war in Ukraine has caused the economic hardship and instability seen in many parts of the world.

The draft communiqué document, which has been reviewed by the newspaper, says that "the majority of members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed that it caused enormous human suffering and exacerbated existing problems in the global economy.

As a reminder, Russian President Putin is not attending the G20 summit in person, sending his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. Thus, Russian officials remain participants in the official G20 talks.

Lavrov is the highest-ranking Russian official present at the G-20 summit, which begins on Tuesday. Because of his presence, world leaders declined to be photographed together during the meeting at the G20 summit in Bali.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova,15/11/2022

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