Bali: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak criticises Russia’s “barbaric” war in Ukraine as the G20 gets under way in Bali.
At a formal opening session of the G20 Summit, he said the “Putin regime” had “stifled domestic dissent and fabricated a veneer of validity only through violence” and is hearing “a chorus of global opposition to its actions”, BBC reports.
Sunak criticised “barbaric” war at G20 as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov watched on.
“It is notable that Putin didn’t feel able to join us here,” Sunak said as the meeting started.
Sunak also addressed Russia’s representative in the room, Lavrov — the first time a British Prime Minister has confronted a senior Russian figure face-to-face since the war began.