EU's Michel says he has no plan to meet with Lavrov

European Council President Charles Michel

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# 15 November 2022 09:17 (UTC +04:00)

European Council President Charles Michel, on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Tuesday, said he does not have a scheduled meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, APA reports.

Talking about a joint G20 declaration that would condemn Moscow's military operation in Ukraine, Michel said he backs the member nations putting "more pressure on Russia" to end its months-long invasion. "I am absolutely convinced that we should try to use the meeting today and tomorrow to convince all of the parties to put more pressure on Russia," Michel stated, arguing that the only way to stop the global food and energy crisis is to end the fighting.