According to recent media reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend in person a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Bali next week.
- REUTERS – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) nations in person next week but may join virtually, officials from Russia and the host country Indonesia said on Thursday.
- FOX NEWS – “The reasons as to why Putin is not going to G20 are serious,” Russian political strategist and Putin adviser Sergey Markov said, according to The Independent. “There is a big possibility of an assassination attempt on Putin from the special services of the U.S., Britain and Ukraine.”
- NBC NEWS – U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are to attend the two-day summit in Bali that starts Nov. 15.
- CNN – Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, also said that Putin would not attend. Pandjaitan, who is helping to coordinate the summit, said the Russian President would be represented by “senior officials.”