He hopes that as a result of the war, the level of the Russian economy will fall to such a level that it will no longer be part of the G20.
Putin is afraid to go to the G20 summit / screenshot
The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, being rebuffed on the battlefield in Ukraine, is not ready to be slapped on the international stage, in particular, at the G20 summit.
Diplomat Oleksandr Shcherba said on Espresso that this is why the head of the Russian Federation is sending Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the summit.
“Of course, Putin was scared, because he receives such slaps from the Armed Forces that slaps would be very painful for Putin even on the international stage, besides, he would have to go through what Lavrov went through at the meeting of the G20 foreign ministers. In addition, the shame of Russia, which Lavrov experienced at the previous meeting, will continue at this summit,” he notes.
According to Shcherba, the absence of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi at the summit is understandable, since there is a war in his country, and Ukraine itself is not a member of the G20.
“And Russia is a member of the G20, and the failure of its leader to come to the summit is a sign of weakness, fear, shame and isolation that Russia has fallen into due to its shameful decisions. Membership in the G20 is determined by the level of economic development of the country, the size of the budget, so let’s hope that as a result of this war, the level of the economy and the budget of the Russian Federation will fall to such a level that the presence of this state among the more or less developed countries of the world will be meaningless,” Shcherba concluded.
Summit of the G20-2022 – what is known
On November 15-16, Bali will host the G20 summit. The leaders of 17 countries have already confirmed their participation in the summit.
At the end of April, Indonesian President Joko Widodo personally invited Zelensky to the G20 summit.
On November 7, Widodo said that he was almost certain that Putin would not be at the summit.
On November 10, it became known that the delegation of the Russian Federation at the G20 summit will be headed by Lavrov.
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