Russia is an unwanted guest: Putin will still be in the spotlight during the G20 summit – Bloomberg
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The publication writes that Putin is taking risks by sending Lavrov to the summit . Thus, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is expected to leave before the event ends.
Russian President Vladimir Putin may be absent from the G20 summit but will still be in the spotlight of world leaders grappling with the aftermath of Russia's war against Ukraine. Bloomberg writes about this.
The publication writes that Putin decided to avoid a potential confrontation with US President Joe Biden and Washington's allies at the summit, which will begin on November 15 in Bali, Indonesia. It is assumed that Putin will have to confront his allies because of the serious setbacks of his army in Ukraine.
“Equally, any meetings with the leaders of China and India would simply underscore their sluggish stance on the war, which they want it to end as soon as possible,” said Oksana Antonenko, director of the London-based consulting firm Control Risks.
< p> In a material it is told that, having sent instead of itself the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, Putin risks that Russia will be remembered as the unwelcome guest at a party. Lavrov, who had no public events in Bali on Monday, November 14, is expected to leave the summit a day early after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and UN Secretary General António Guterres.
“He is not Putin, but everyone understands that any discussions that take place with him will be passed back to the Kremlin,” said Emily Ferris, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London.
We also recall that Putin allowed foreign mercenaries serve in the Russian army on conscription. According to the decree, military service on conscription is carried out by soldiers, sailors, sergeants, foremen who have foreign citizenship or a residence permit in the Russian Federation.