Moscow cites «circumstances» surrounding Russia as the main reason for Putin’s absence at the G20
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has alluded to the circumstances surrounding Russia to justify the absence of its president, Vladimir Putin, from the upcoming G20 summit, scheduled for this Tuesday and Wednesday in Bali, Indonesia. «Circumstances dictate the priority for the president to be in the Russian Federation, so it has been decided that the Russian […]"Circumstances dictate the priority for the president to be in the Russian Federation, so it has been decided that the Russian side would participate in this summit at the level of the foreign minister (Sergei Lavrov)," Peskov said.
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paintings Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov has excluded that Russia and the United States will be in contact to promote peace negotiations with kyiv, following recent comments from the president of US jokes of staff, , who said that such a scenario was possible in the face of Moscow's military deadlock in Ukraine.
According to the Interfax news agency, the Kremlin spokesperson stressed that Mr. Many's words did not imply that Moscow made discussions with the United States to offer a negotiation table with Ukraine.
Previously, Mr. Many had stressed that the Ukrainian armed forces, although having had a "great success" in the defense of Kherson and Kharkov, had "trouble" to reconquer the entire Ukrainian territory occupied by Moscow.
"The probability that Russia achieves its strategic objectives to conquer Ukraine, to invade Ukraine, the probability that this happens is almost zero," he said, adding that this might be possible, but that he did not see him as militarily feasible.
Ex-NATO chief says Russian army disorganised, using old weapons .
Al Jazeera interviews Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO’s chief from 2009 until 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.Earlier this week, at a NATO meeting in Bucharest, Romania, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Russia of using “winter as a weapon of war”.