Truss vows to siege Putin at G20 summit if elected prime minister

British Foreign Secretary Truss promised to meet with Putin at the G20 summit British Foreign Minister promised to meet with Putin at the G20 summit if she becomes prime minister. She stated that there should be voices besieging the Russian president at the meeting

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

British Foreign Secretary Liz is ready to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Indonesia if she becomes prime minister. She said this during a debate on ITV.

“I think it is very important that we have the voices of the free world besieging Vladimir Putin. I was ready to besiege [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergei Lavrov. And I am ready to speak directly to Putin and invite him to a conversation with the participation of such large countries as India and Indonesia. I will go there and call him for a conversation, & mdash; said Truss.

Undersecretary for International Trade Penny Mordaunt and House of Commons Committee Chairman Tom Tugendhat have refused to sit down at the negotiating table with Putin when Russia is fighting in Ukraine. Former Deputy Minister for Women and Equality Kemi Badenok said she would not waste her time. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak refused to participate in the G20 at all because of the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on July 7. He explained the decision by the desire of the Conservative Party, of which he was the head. Johnson promised that the British authorities would continue to support Ukraine's fight for freedom. The politician remained in office while the new Prime Minister was elected.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G20 countries was held in Indonesia. Host country minister Retno Marsudi said the G7 countries refused to send representatives to the welcome dinner due to Lavrov's presence, Reuters reported.

At that time, delegates from Western countries avoided joint photos with the Russian minister, Kyodo wrote. The organizers canceled the traditional group photo, and Larov said that he did not invite anyone to take pictures with him.

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The G20 leaders' meeting is to be held on the island of Bali on November 15-16. After Russia launched hostilities in Ukraine, Western politicians questioned Putin's participation in the summit. However, Indonesian President Joko Widodo invited Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to a meeting. The Kremlin has not yet announced the format of the participation of the Russian president.

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