Rishi Sunak has told the G20 that Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, should have been prepared to face world leaders at the summit, as Russia leaving Ukraine would make “the single biggest difference” to world affairs, APA reports citing The Guardian.
At the opening session of the summit, attended by Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, the British prime minister used his address to condemn the Ukraine invasion and the targeting of civilians and warned world leaders about the threat it posed to the international order.
“One man has the power to change all of this,” Sunak told the summit, which was also addressed by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
“It is notable that Putin didn’t feel able to join us here. Maybe if he had, we could get on with sorting things out.
“Because the single biggest difference that anyone could make is for Russia to get out of Ukraine and end this barbaric war.”