Vladimir Putin will not participate in the G-20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Moscow (Russia)  –  Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G-20 summit which is to be held in Bali, Indonesia on the 15th and 16th of November. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be attending instead online.

Russia is said to have taken this decision to avoid Western protests over its war with Ukraine. Leaders of many western countries including India and the US will participate in this conference. These countries are already opposing the war.

Russia withdraws its troops from Kherson, Ukraine !

Russia recently withdrew its troops from Kherson in Ukraine on November 9th. This city was very important for Russia because they wanted to conquer the Black Sea ports. The ports of Kherson are strategically important, as the trade route to the Mediterranean pass through it. Big ships like merchant ships, tankers, container ships etc. are also manufactured here. Russia wanted to increase its Naval power by annexing this area. But a withdrawal now probably signifies a defeat for Russia.

What is the G-20 summit ?

Currently, there are 20 countries in the G-20. These countries include Canada, the USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia and the European Union. All these member countries together account for more than 80% of the world’s produce.

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