Mar 23, 2022 - World

Putin plans to attend G20 summit this year, Russian ambassador says

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a concert marking the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, on March 18, 2022 in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during an event in Moscow last Friday. Photo: Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend this year's G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, Russia's ambassador in Jakarta said Wednesday, per Reuters.

Driving the news: White House National security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that the U.S. would consult with allies about whether Russia should remain a member of the Group of 20 major economies after the invasion of Ukraine.

  • "We believe that it cannot be business as usual in international institutions and in the international community," Sullivan said.

What they're saying: "Not only G20, many organizations are trying to expel Russia ... the reaction of the West is absolutely disproportional," said Lyudmila Vorobyova, the Russian ambassador to Indonesia, at a news conference on Wednesday, per Reuters.

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