G20 to Condemn War in Ukraine in Summit Declaration

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The text of the final declaration to be signed at the end of the G20 summit condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, dpa reports. Representatives of the G20 summit countries involved in the preliminary arrangements have already agreed on a draft resolution to be signed by the participating heads of state at the end of the conference, the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, who is in Bali, told reporters on Tuesday morning, November 15. According to dpa news agency, the text of the communiqué condemns the war waged by Russia against Ukraine, but the Russian side has unofficially endorsed the document. “Most G20 members will make it clear that they condemn Russia’s war against Ukraine and see it as the cause of enormous economic and humanitarian suffering in the world,” the agency quotes an unnamed U.S. official. According to dpa sources, the Russian side has agreed that the text of the final declaration can quote the UN position on the war. Meanwhile, the United Nations General Assembly had earlier condemned Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territories, and Russia opposed the conclusion. However, as the agency points out, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who was present at the summit instead of Russian President Vladimir Putin, openly supported at least a mention in the document of the inadmissibility of the use of nuclear weapons in military conflicts. DW