The British prime minister addressed the Russian foreign minister and criticized the absence of Vladimir Putin at the summit: “He doesn't feel able to join us here” . He also reiterated his firm support for the kyiv government
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during the G20 leaders' summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Dita Alangkara/Pool via REUTERS
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak, criticized the absence of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, at the G20 summit in Indonesia and urged him to “leave of Ukraine and end this barbaric war”, in his speech at the opening of the meeting.
“It is remarkable that Putin does not feel capable of joining we here. Maybe if he had, we could try to work things out,” Sunak said in the presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is representing his country at the meeting.
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In the opinion of the head of the British Government, in power for only three weeks after replacing Liz Truss, “the biggest difference anyone could make is for Russia to get out of the Ukraine and end this barbaric war.”
At the same time, he recalled that his country, one of the kyiv government's greatest allies since the beginning of the Russian invasion, “will support Ukraine for as long as it takes”.< /p>
The Russian Foreign Minister was listening to the presentation by the British Prime Minister (Reuters)
Precisely, Sunak announced on Tuesday a new contract for the construction of five “Type 26″” frigates, in addition to three others already under construction, which will be in charge of the British company BAE and will have a budget of 4,200 million pounds (4,949 million dollars).
< p class="paragraph">“It's very simple: countries should not invade their neighbours, they should not attack civilian infrastructure and the civilian population and should not threaten a nuclear escalation”, he added today before the G20 representatives.
For Sunak, the Putin regime has “squashed internal dissent and put on a façade to validate itself only through violence”, so it must now face a “chorus of global opposition to its actions”
The “majority” of the member countries of the G20 firmly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and criticized its devastatinghuman consequences and for the global economy, according to the draft joint declaration expected to be approved at the summit.
The text, in principle preliminarily accepted by all members of the group including Russia , also calls for the extension of the agreement to export Ukrainian grains and judges “inadmissible” the use of nuclear weapons or threats to resort to them.
The document highlights the “immense human suffering” and the problems it entails on a global scale in terms of energy supply, food security or risks for financial instability, although it also echoes the different positions in this regard among the twenty countries.
(With information from EFE and AFP)