Putin: Putin, Zelenskyy to be at G20 meeting, says host

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo says both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to attend the G20 summit to be held in Bali in November.
Widodo, the current chairman of the G20 group, made the comments in a televised statement Friday in which he said he had telephone conversations with Zelenskyy and Putin this week.
He said he urged both leaders of Ukraine and Russia to end the war through negotiations.
“I reiterated the importance of ending the war immediately,” he said.
“I have also emphasized that peaceful efforts must continue and Indonesia is ready to contribute to these peaceful efforts.”
He said he invited Putin and Zelenskyy to the G20 summit, as the war in Ukraine is having a major impact on the global economy.
“We understand that the G20 is playing a catalytic role in the recovery of the global economy,” Widodo said.
Widodo said he has rejected the Ukrainian leader’s request for weapons, but will instead send humanitarian aid.
“The mandate of the Indonesian constitution and the principles of our foreign policy prohibit us from providing arms aid to other countries,” Widodo said.
“However, we are ready to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.”

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