Thursday 11th of August 2022

Follow Us

Breaking News

Putin to attend G20 summit: Kremlin

Moscow, June 28:-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to attend the Group of 20 (G20) summit which will be held in Indonesia November 15-16, according to the Kremlin.


Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov Monday told the media that the format of Putin's participation is still being specified.


"I do not know. For now, they have invited to participate personally, but there is much time left. I hope that the pandemic situation will permit to hold this important forum face to face. I'd like to avoid guessing," he said.


Indonesia holds the rotating presidency of the G20 this year and has been pressured by Western countries, led by the United States, to exclude Russia from the meeting.


Indonesian President and G20 Chairman Joko Widodo, however, did not rescind the invitation to Russia. While earlier in April, he announced he had called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and invited him to join world leaders at G20 summit as a guest.


Widodo also planned to visit Russia and Ukraine and meet with the countries' leaders to urge peace talks this week.


 The Indonesian president has refused to send weapons to Ukraine in response to a request from Zelenskyy, instead offering humanitarian aid.


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Monday that he would take a decision nearer to the time whether to attend the G20 if Putin also attends.


While European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Monday said Putin's presence at the summit shouldn't be a reason for Western leaders to block the meeting.


"We have to consider very carefully whether we paralyze the entire G20; I don't advocate that. In my opinion, G20 is too important, also for the developing countries, the emerging countries, that we should let this body be broken by Putin," said von der Leyen.


"I think it's better – if he does come – to tell him to his face what we think. And then he should also take a stand," she added.

Related Big Breaking News

Three soldiers martyred, two militants killed in Pre-Dawn attack in Rajouri

 JAAMU: Three soldiers and two militants, suspected to be fidayeen, were killed and two soldiers including a Major were injured in a gunfight in Darhal area of Rajouri on Thursday, officials said. The gunfight happened in Pargal area early this morning, defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu....

8 migrants dead as boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

 TUNIS:Atleast eight migrants died and two remain missing after a boat carrying 30 migrants sank on off the Kerkennah Islands near the southeast coast of Tunisia,according to reports. 20 individuals have been rescued and search is still underway for the missing, according to the report.  

12 killed in accident in southern Egypt

 CAIRO:At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a collision between a microbus and a truck on the Aswan-Cairo agriculture road in southern Egypt.  The incident occured when a truck crushed the microbus.All the passengers were killed on the spot.  The reason behind the accident i....

Nitish Kumar takes oath as CM of Bihar for 8th time, Tejashwi Deputy CM for 2nd time

 PATNA: In the new government of the Grand Alliance in Bihar, Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister for the eighth time on Wednesday. Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time. Governor Fagu Chauhan administered the oath of office to them. With th....

Soldier among five killed in Boko Haram raids in Cameroon

 YAOUNDE:One soldier and four civilians have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon's Far North region, according to security and local sources.  Militants of the terror group ambushed and killed a soldier at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Kolofata subdivision of the region, a mili....

Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
For Ads :
Ph : (+91)6764295999
Contact Us
© 2022 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.
Developed by : Futuradept Tech