Kyiv did not ask Indonesia to hold a meeting of the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, within the framework of the G20 summit in case of their full-time participation. This was announced on Friday, August 19, by Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Jose Tavares as part of a festival organized in honor of the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence.
“Ukraine did not come to us with such a proposal, but Indonesia would be very happy to facilitate such a meeting on the sidelines of the G20,” Jose Tavares replied to a related question. “RIA News”.
The head of the Indonesian diplomatic mission in Moscow said that Indonesia would like to promote dialogue between the two countries. Earlier, he announced the full-time participation of Vladimir Putin in the G20 summit, as a member of the G20, noting that the country is ready to invite Zelensky to “try to establish some kind of contact.”
The day before, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, said that Zelensky could attend the G20 summit in Indonesia if Putin was present there. He noted that the Ukrainian president prefers to work at international summits through an online format, but in this case he is ready to make an exception.
At the same time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the same day that there were no prerequisites for a meeting between Putin and Zelensky yet.
Meanwhile, as Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on July 20, a decision on the format of Putin’s participation in the summit will be made immediately before the trip.
The G20 summit with the participation of state leaders will be held on November 15-16 in Bali. Moscow has previously informed Indonesia of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intention to take part in the G20 summit.
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