Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured Tuesday that the G20 countries have not yet offered Russian President Vladimir Putin meetings on the sidelines of the summit, which will be held in Indonesia next November.
“Russia has an invitation to participate in the summit. The president will decide, taking into account various factors, in what format it is better to do it,” the Russian spokesman said in an interview to the ‘Izvestia’ newspaper picked up by the TASS news agency.
In this way, he has pointed out that, despite this, Russia “has a very extensive agenda” to discuss a variety of issues. “Such forums are used to hold as many bilateral meetings as possible,” he has said.
The interest of this G20 summit, scheduled for November 15-16, lies mainly in bringing Putin face to face with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, who assured that Kiev’s participation will depend on the development of the fighting on the front.