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G20 leaders to meet Putin in Indonesia in November

Kremlin advisor Yuri Ushakov revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the G20 summit in Indonesia this November. Ushakov said they have received the official invitation and they have responded positively, saying they are interested in participating. Indonesia, which holds the group's rotating presidency this year, caused controversy by inviting Russia to the gathering of the world's major economies. Western countries have been putting pressure on Jakarta to exclude Moscow following Russia's offensive in Ukraine and accusations of war crimes. But Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz indicated that he was still open to taking part, despite Putin's expected attendance. Indonesia has also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. G20 nations make up about 80% of total world economic output, while the G7 contributes about 31%.


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