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Russia attends G20 conference overshadowing the Ukrainian conflict

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NUSA DUA — Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Labrov will have his first close encounter with the most intense critics of his country's invasion of Ukraine at the G20 rally in Indonesia on Thursday.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine blamed for the war and the global food crisis are expected to be central to the two-day foreign ministers' meeting in Bali.

Thursday's welcome dinner is the loudest opponent of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in February, which President Vladimir Putin's longtime foreign minister, Labrov, called Moscow a "special military operation." It is the first time to approach.

Lavrov planned to meet some of his counterparts by the summit, Russian press TASS reported, but German Annana Baerbock and US State Affairs. Meeting with him, excluding the ministers, including Secretary Antony Blinken.

Australia's Foreign Minister Pennywon said her country and her like-minded nations will use the G20 conference to highlight the effects of the war.

"We put together a very clear view of Russia's position and Russia's actions," she said.

However, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss may resign early. The BBC reported that she will return to London in a political drama about the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

UK Foreign Ministry officials declined to comment. The group of

20 includes not only Western countries that have accused Moscow of war crimes in Ukraine and imposed sanctions, but also countries such as China, Indonesia, India and South Africa. included. Those responses are more muted.

After meeting with China's counterpart Wang Yi, Labrov went on to form more "principles of international law, a fair and democratic world primarily based on the United Nations Charter." And emphasized the importance of China's relations.

He also accused him of saying that he was "openly offensive" in the West, "trying to maintain its privileged position and control in international affairs."

GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

Some US and European officials have emphasized that the rally is not a "normal business." A spokesperson for Germany's foreign minister said G7 countries would coordinate their response to Labrov.

In 2014, the G7 excluded Russia from what became the G8 because of the merger of Crimea.

At the G20 Finance Conference in Washington in April, top executives from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States visited Russian representatives. However, despite the early talk of boycotting the subsequent G20 conference, some analysts may have determined that this was counterproductive.

A senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday that it was important to continue to focus on Indonesia's launch of the G20 presidency, "not to interfere or interrupt it." rice field.

Energy and food security is on the agenda of the Bali Conference, and Western nations accuse Russia of causing a global food crisis and exacerbating inflation by blocking Ukrainian grain shipments. ing. Russia said it was ready to promote unhindered grain exports.

In a meeting with the Indonesian King, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi emphasized the need to protect regional stability and resolve global issues related to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

"In order to stop the war and reintegrate Ukrainian and Russian food exports into the global supply chain, the voices of developing countries need to be solid," the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Said in. (Report by Stanley Widianto of Nusa Dua, Kirsty Needham of Sydney, David Brunnstrom of Tokyo, written by Kate Lamb, edited by Ed Davies and Frances Kerry)