April 2, 2023

Balkan Travellers

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world

The conflict is a “dirty war waged in defiance of all the laws of humanity,” French foreign minister tells G20 summit

French foreign minister condemns G20 as “dirty war” in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the G20 meeting on Thursday, calling on the group to overcome its divisions over Ukraine, saying global governance exists. “failure” To address pressing challenges facing the world.

India, which chairs the Group of Twenty this year, has a long-standing friendship with Russia and has not condemned the invasion of Ukraine. New Delhi is also a major customer in Moscow’s military sector and has increased its imports of Russian oil over the past year in contrast to Western countries. In a sign of divisions within the G20, US foreign policy chief Antony Blinken announced that he did not plan to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna called on the G20 in the Indian capital on Thursday “Answer Clearly”As he did at the Bali summit last year, Russia’s war in Ukraine and a show “A sense of public responsibilities and not a fragmented but a systematic protest”. It’s about a “Dirty war, moreover, waged in defiance of all laws of war and common humanity”said M.me Colonna in his speech at the G20.

On Wednesday, EU diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell said he hoped India would take advantage of the G20 summit. “We must make Russia understand that this war must end.”.

Sergei Lavrov will use his participation in the G20 to attack the West, according to a press release from his ministry. “The destructive policy of the United States and its allies has already brought the world to the brink of disaster, set back socio-economic development, and seriously worsened the situation of the poorest countries.”A document released Tuesday explains.

See also  Republican Senator Proposes Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks