Putin Breaks Silence: Joining G20 Leaders' Summit Virtually Amid Controversial ICC Arrest Warrant
Russian President Vladimir Putin will join the virtual G20 leaders' summit, a significant development as it brings Western leaders and Russia together. Putin's limited participation in international events is due to an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to participate in the virtual G20 leaders' summit next week, after missing the previous two in-person meetings. The summit, organized by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aims to further key outcomes and action points from the New Delhi summit in September. Putin's participation in international events has been limited since an arrest warrant was issued against him by the International Criminal Court regarding the alleged unlawful deportation of Ukrainian children.
Wednesday, November 22, it will be the first time since Russia’s war against Ukraine started, that Western leaders will share the screen (virtually) with war criminal Putin.— Yasmina (@yasminalombaert) November 19, 2023
"Vladimir Putin will take part in the virtual G20 summit," Russia's Vesti TV show said in a social media… pic.twitter.com/VnBFWW9lWx
The G20 includes the world's largest economies and regional unions, and Putin's involvement is significant as it brings Western leaders and Russia together in the same forum. The details of Putin's participation in the summit have not been disclosed yet.