Biden says G20 summit reignited agreement on peace in Ukraine: could countries' compromise statement increase pressure on Russian Federation
US President Joe Biden has said that at the G20 summit in India the countries came to an agreement on the issue of the Russian-Ukrainian war. According to the US leader, the summit participants called for the establishment of a lasting and just peace.
Biden emphasized that most G20 countries support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He said this during a briefing at the White House.
The US president noted that the issue of the war in Ukraine was raised at the G20 summit. Biden assured that during the discussion there was agreement on the need for a just and lasting peace.
"We discussed Russia's brutal and illegal war in Ukraine. And there was enough agreement in the room on the need for a just and lasting peace that upholds the principles of the UN Charter and respects sovereignty and territorial integrity," Biden said.
According to the Financial Times, the final statement of the G20 summit in India was a "compromise". The West believes that this decision should help Ukraine's partners convince developing countries to increase pressure on the aggressor country Russia.
Sources in diplomatic circles said that the final statement of the G20 summit creates an opportunity to involve developing countries in pressuring Russia to stop the war. The diplomats emphasized that the negotiating partners would return to their capitals with promises to guarantee the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
At the same time, it is noted that it was for such reasons that the USA, European Union countries and other partners of Ukraine agreed to exclude from the final communiqué a direct condemnation of Russia's aggression.
We will remind, the participants of the summit G20 in India released the final declaration on the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The countries urged to stop military destruction and attacks on infrastructure.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that at present it is not possible to start peace talks with Russia, because it requires a bilateral desire. He emphasized that if Russian President Vladimir Putin shows interest, Ukraine will be ready to join the negotiation process.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a sharp speech to the West at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum. He urged to help Ukraine defend itself until its territories are completely liberated and emphasized that peace under the rule of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is impossible.