G20 calls for withdrawal of troops from Ukraine

Final declaration: Most members condemn Russian war of aggression

G20 fordern Truppenabzug aus der Ukraine

Nusa Dua (dpa) – Russia’s war against Ukraine is to be strongly condemned at the G20 summit. This was agreed by the chief negotiators of the European Union and the 19 leading industrialised and emerging countries on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali after difficult negotiations. The draft declaration cites a United Nations resolution calling on Russia to cease hostilities and withdraw its troops from Ukraine immediately. “Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine,” according to the declaration. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed the agreement on a final declaration in which a “large majority” of participants condemned the Russian war of aggression.

Besides the EU, the countries represented at the two-day G20 summit are Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, the UK, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and the USA.

Germany, the USA and other international partners intend to support Indonesia in reducing emissions in the power sector to zero by 2050. To this end, an initial 20 billion US dollars (around 19.3 million euros) in public and private funding is to be mobilised over a period of three to five years.