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Russia-Ukraine war news live: G20 leaders condemn Russian aggression ‘in the strongest possible terms’ | Ukraine

G20 leaders’ declaration divided over Russia

Patrick Wintour

In the draft declaration of the G20 leaders, it is written: “The majority of the members strongly condemned the war in which they were involved.” Ukraine“, demanding the “complete and unconditional withdrawal” of Russia from the territory of its neighbor.

The mention of the war is a rejection of Russia’s claim that it is involved in a “special military operation”.

But it also said that “there were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions”, reflecting the divisions among the G-20 countries over Russia.

The declaration warns that “the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible.” Peaceful conflict resolution, crisis resolution efforts, as well as diplomacy and dialogue are vital. Today’s era must not be one of war.”

The war in Ukraine, the statement emphasized, “is causing enormous human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy — limiting growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, increasing energy and food insecurity, and increasing risks to financial stability.”

The draft, however, stated that “there were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions”.

Russia’s Tass news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday that “the West added the phrase ‘many delegations condemned Russia.’ [but] we noticed that alternative views were also presented.”

He left Indonesia later in the day.

Key events

International summits like G20 they traditionally end with a joint announcement.

It is important to note that the statement coming from the leaders gathered in Bali is a draft “declaration” and not a “communique”.

According to the Guardian’s diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour, the difference between the two is that all parties agree to the announcement, while the declaration is an implicit admission that all the countries present cannot agree.

As a result, the Bali Declaration includes an unusual reference to a “majority” of G20 members agreeing with the wording on the war in Ukraine.

Patrick adds:

Whether a communiqué or a declaration, these declarations are not binding on member states, but are designed to ensure maximum agreement.

G20 leaders’ declaration divided over Russia

Patrick Wintour

Patrick Wintour

In the draft declaration of the G20 leaders, it is written: “The majority of the members strongly condemned the war in which they were involved.” Ukraine“, demanding the “complete and unconditional withdrawal” of Russia from the territory of its neighbor.

The mention of the war is a rejection of Russia’s claim that it is involved in a “special military operation”.

But it also said that “there were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions”, reflecting the divisions among the G-20 countries over Russia.

The declaration warns that “the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible.” Peaceful conflict resolution, crisis resolution efforts, as well as diplomacy and dialogue are vital. Today’s era must not be one of war.”

The Ukrainian war, the statement emphasized, “is causing enormous human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy — limiting growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, increasing energy and food insecurity, and increasing risks to financial stability.”

The draft, however, stated that “there were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions”.

Russia’s Tass news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday that “the West added the phrase ‘many delegations condemned Russia.’ [but] we noticed that alternative views were also presented.”

He left Indonesia later in the day.

The draft declaration of the G20 leaders ‘condemns in the strongest terms Russian aggression against Ukraine’

Draft declaration of G20 the leaders say that at the end of the summit in Bali it is necessary to respect international law and the multilateral system that preserves peace.

The leaders said they “deeply regret the Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

It is not clear whether all members agreed with this draft declaration, but how Russia is a member of the G20, it seems unlikely.

The declaration states that the majority of members condemn the war, but that “there were also other views”.

A G20 joint statement would normally be agreed by all parties, but with agreement looking unlikely, the summit’s hosts – Indonesia – sought a statement from the leaders instead.

The declaration also states that member central banks will continue to appropriately calibrate the pace of monetary policy tightening.

A G20 the leader’s declaration was adopted, according to several diplomatic sources speaking to Reuters.

As in other recent international forums, the United States and its allies have pushed for a statement condemning Russia’s war in Ukraine.

A joint G20 communique, which would need to be agreed by all parties, therefore seemed unlikely this year, with Indonesia seeking a leadership declaration instead.

Turkey’s president says he takes Russian missile denials seriously

Patrick Wintour

Patrick Wintour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference in Indonesia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference in Indonesia. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he took seriously Russia’s denial of involvement in the attack, adding that it was likely a technical error.

Speaking on G20 summit in Bali, he said “I met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. There is a general impression that this missile is not of Russian production and this declaration opens the way to certain facts, so it should not be insisted that this missile was launched from Russia. This would be a provocation.”

He added that “peace can only be established through dialogue and we want to establish dialogue”.

The director of the CIA in Kiev met with President Zelensky

CIA Director Bill Burns is in the Ukrainian capital to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and his intelligence colleagues, a US official said.

Burns was safely inside the US embassy during the Russian missile strikes in Kiev.

His trip comes after a meeting on Monday in Turkey with his Russian intelligence counterpart Sergei Naryshkin – the second time in less than a month that the CIA director has visited Kiev.

According to the US official, Burns “discussed his warning to the head of Russia’s SVR against the use of nuclear weapons and reinforced the US commitment to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression.”

US official suggests Ukrainian forces fired missile that hit Poland at incoming Russian missile – AP

The Associated Press reports that initial findings indicate that Ukrainian forces fired the missile that hit Poland at an incoming Russian missile, citing US officials.

Poland’s Foreign Ministry initially described the missile as “Russian-made”, but as reported by the Guardian’s diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour, it could include the S-300 surface-to-air missiles in possession Ukraine.

Earlier, Joe Biden was asked if the missile was fired from Russia. He said: “there is preliminary information that disputes this. I don’t want to say that until we fully investigate. But that is unlikely in the minds [sic] its trajectory that it was fired from Russia.”

American president Joe Biden and his British counterpart, Rishi Sunakhave spoken to confirm their commitment Ukraine.

“We will continue to support Ukraine as long as Russia continues their aggression,” Biden reportedly told Sunak, according to a report by the White House Press Group.

“I’m glad we’re on the same page in terms of supporting Ukraine,” he added.

In response, Sunak said the US-UK partnership was “unique” and “enduring” and that he felt proud to lead it.

The two agreed that the series of recent Russian attacks on Ukraine were “barbaric”.

German chancellor Olaf Scholz said he had spoken to Polish President Andrzej Duda and expressed his condolences to him and his citizens after the explosions near Poland’s border with Ukraine.

A statement issued on Wednesday reads:

This is a terrible incident and it needs to be carefully clarified how it happened.”

Poland called the explosions the impact of a Russian-made missile, while Russia rejected the lawsuit.

France urges caution, says missile type may not identify its origin

France called for the “utmost caution” regarding any assessment of the origin of the missile that fell on NATO member Poland, warning “many countries have the same type of weapon, so determining the type of missile will not necessarily identify who is behind it”.

Agence France-Presse quotes an official of the French presidency as saying:

It is logical that we approach this issue with extreme caution… Many countries have the same type of weapon, so identifying the type of missile will not necessarily identify who is behind it.”

A NATO aircraft flying over Polish airspace on Tuesday was reportedly tracking the missile that landed on its territory, an alliance military official told CNN on Tuesday.

Intel with radar tracks [of the missile] was delivered to NATO and Poland,” the NATO military official added.

The plane that flew over Poland on Tuesday followed the events in that country Ukraine, the broadcaster said. NATO planes have been conducting regular surveillance around Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

The NATO official did not say who launched the missile that landed in Poland, or from where it was fired.

So what went down today in the village of Przewodów, Poland?

In cooperation with @blueboy1969 we analyzed the available photographs of the fragments and came to a clear conclusion that they belong to the engine 48D6 of the 5V55 series rocket of the S-300 AD system – Ukrainian. pic.twitter.com/f0Ex3USLN8

— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) November 15, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blink talked to his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kulebaon estimates of explosions in Poland, the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

He pledged to remain closely coordinated and affirmed that the United States “will continue to work closely with allies and partners to ensure Ukraine what he needs to defend himself”.

I spoke this morning from Bali with Polish Foreign Minister Rau and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleb regarding the explosion in eastern Poland. We promised to remain closely coordinated in the days ahead as the investigation unfolds and we determine the appropriate next steps.

— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) November 16, 2022

Detailed call with @SecBlinken about Russian missile terror — its scale, goals, consequences. I emphasized that the response to what happened in Poland must be firm and principled. Grateful to confirm that the US will double down on the recovery of our energy system, along with the G7 and the EU.

— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) November 16, 2022





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