27 Jun 2022 17:23

Kremlin aide: Putin receives invitation to G20 summit, his attendance 'is in the plans'

MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has received an invitation from his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo to take part in the Group of Twenty summit, due to take place on Bali Island on November 15-16, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov told reporters on Monday.

The Indonesian president's invitation for Putin to attend the G20 summit on November 15-16 has been received, Ushakov said.

When asked by Interfax whether the Russian side has responded to the invitation, Ushakov said, "Yes, we have confirmed that our participation is in the plans."

Upon being asked whether this attendance will be in person or by video link, the presidential aide said, "They are inviting us to an in-person format for now. There is still a great deal of time. I hope that the pandemic will allow this event to be held in an in-person format."

Ushakov also underscored the importance of the fact that Widodo has invited Putin to the summit, "as certain Western countries are now pressuring, and have pressured the Indonesians [not to]."