The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded to the adoption of the final declaration by the G20. The ministry noted that "the G20 has nothing to be proud of in terms of Russia's aggression against Ukraine."
This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko on Facebook.
"The G20 has adopted a final declaration. Ukraine is grateful to its partners who tried to include strong wording in the text. At the same time, the G20 has nothing to be proud of in terms of Russia's aggression against Ukraine. Obviously, the participation of the Ukrainian side would have allowed the participants to better understand the situation. The principle of "nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine" remains as key as ever," he said.
Nikolenko published the "edited" parts of the declaration.
"This is what the main elements of the text could look like to be closer to reality," he emphasised.
A two-day summit of the Group of 20, the world's twenty most powerful economies, started today in India. The leaders of the countries personally came to the event, except Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The summit is taking place in India's largest business complex, Bharat Mandapam, in New Delhi. Ukraine has not been invited to the summit, although it is open to non-G20 countries.
The participants of the G20 summit adopted a declaration in which they mentioned the detrimental impact of the war in Ukraine on global processes, but did not indicate that it was Russia that carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The declaration found compromise in the parts related to Russia's war against Ukraine, as the summit participants' opinions on the war in Ukraine differed. Western countries insisted on a strong condemnation of Russia in the declaration, while other countries demanded a focus on broader economic issues.