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The G20 agreed on a summit statement – most members condemned Russia’s war of aggression. G20 member Moscow refused to condemn it.

Despite major differences of opinion on the Ukraine war, the G20 group of leading industrialized and developing countries adopted a joint final declaration at their summit in Bali.

In the statement, the vast majority of G20 leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s war of aggression, which has been going on for more than eight months. Russia’s oppositional stance was also noted.

Russian Foreign Minister leaves G20 summit early

Moscow was represented at the summit with only second place. President Vladimir Putin from the very beginning decided not to fly to Bali and was represented by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. However, Lavrov left the summit early Tuesday – hours before the declaration was adopted.

Before the summit, it was unclear whether there would be a joint final statement. The G20 has been divided since the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Most G20 members “strongly” condemn the Ukraine war

In their statement, the states now refer to a United Nations resolution calling on Russia to cease hostilities and immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine.

Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine.

Excerpt from the G20 final declaration

It magnifies the problems of the world economy, weakens growth and allows inflation to rise. Russia’s position contradicts the sentence: “There were different views and different assessments of the situation.”

G20 criticizes Russia’s nuclear weapons threat

What is striking is that the Russian offensive is clearly defined as a war, not as “military special operations” as Putin proposes. Heads of state and government also found clear words on nuclear weapons.

The use or threat of using nuclear weapons is prohibited.

Excerpt from the G20 final declaration

Recently, the illegal annexation of four occupied Ukrainian territories has raised concerns that Putin might use nuclear weapons.

Concerns over the global food crisis

On the other hand, the West could not achieve great success in energy security, which endangered Europe, especially with the decrease in oil and gas supplies from Russia.

The G20 also expressed “deep concerns” over the global food crisis and committed to the continuation of the agreement on Ukrainian grain exports.

G20 seeks to accelerate climate protection efforts

They want to step up efforts to protect the climate – G20 countries are responsible for 80 percent of their carbon dioxide emissions.

In addition to the EU, the group includes Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, England, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and the UNITED STATES.

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Source: ZDF

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