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Australia PM Morrison flags concerns over Putin's plans to attend G20 meeting

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Australia PM Morrison flags concerns over Putin's plans to attend G20 meeting
Australia PM Morrison flags concerns over Putin's plans to attend G20 meeting   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

SYDNEY – Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said he has been raising concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to attend the next G20 summit in Indonesia this year.

“The idea of sitting around a table with Vladimir Putin, who the United States are already in the position of calling out (for) war crimes in Ukraine, for me is a step too far,” Morrison said during a media briefing.

Russia’s ambassador to Indonesia on Wednesday said Putin intends to attend the G20 summit, dismissing suggestions by some G20 members that Russia could be barred from the group.