The White House is doing everything to prevent Biden and Putin from crossing at the G20 "even in the corridor" - Politico

The White House is doing everything to prevent Biden and Putin from crossing at the G20 “even in the corridor” – Politico

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US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to attend the G20 summit in Indonesia in November. In the White House, everything is done so that the two leaders do not cross paths at the summit, even in the corridor or during group photos.

The publication writes about it Politico with references to sources.

The last time Biden and Putin met was at a bilateral summit in Geneva in the summer of 2021.

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The G20 summit in Bali will be the most anticipated multinational meeting in recent years, the publication writes. Unlike the G7, which consists exclusively of democracies, the G20 also includes several autocracies. It is expected that not all those present will rally around Ukraine, as European countries have done.

This created logistical problems for the White House.

For several weeks, there have been internal discussions in the White House about Putin’s possible presence at the summit. There was little disagreement in the West Wing that Biden should not meet with Putin.

“We know what President Biden thinks about President Putin: he thinks he’s a murderer, he thinks he’s a war criminal. Not usually found with murderers and war criminals”said former US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor.

We will remind, back in the spring, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was invited to the G20 summit. The participation of the head of state will depend on the situation in the country.

The President of Indonesia said that Putin will personally come to the summit. But the Kremlin has not yet confirmed the visit.

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