Most recently, Foreign Minister Lavrov represented him at such meetings. But at the upcoming G20 summit, Kremlin leader Putin will speak for his country again – even if only virtually.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a virtual G20 summit this Wednesday (November 22), according to Moscow state television. Russian state television reported that Putin may also see Western leaders live in an online format for the first time in a long time. At the G20 summit of the group of leading economic powers in New Delhi at the beginning of September, Putin was represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will hand over the G20 presidency to Brazil at the end of the month, had already announced the virtual summit. However, it was unclear who from the Russian side was taking part.
The Western members in the 20-member alliance in particular had repeatedly sought to isolate Russia on the world stage – because of Putin’s war against Ukraine. The Western states had also imposed sanctions on the raw materials power Russia in order to stop the invasion. Regardless, Putin continues his war after almost 21 months.
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