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G20 summit kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov will be among issues discussed by the world leaders
19:16, 30 November 2018

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The summit of G20 has started in Buenos Aires, Argentina as BBC reported.

This event annually gathers the leaders of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, the US and the EU.

The Ukrainian issue will be discussed by them among many others. As for now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Russia is fully guilty in the Azov Crisis and promised to discuss it with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Related: How Europe can push back against Putin's aggression

Moreover, earlier it was reported that the meeting between American President Donald Trump and President of Russia Vladimir Putin should take place on December 1 at G20 summit; however, Trump later claimed that he canceled it until the Ukrainian sailors captured by the Russian in Kerch Strait will be returned home.

In its turn, Russia stated that it regrets such decision but it will use the vacated time for other useful meetings.

Related: 24 Ukrainian POWs moved from Crimea as European Court of Human Rights demands answers from Russia

Besides, British Prime Minister Theresa May has already stated at G20 summit that the United Kingdom will insist on the imposing of extra package of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to its aggression against Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait.

Moreover, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to raise the Ukrainian issue during the G20 summit in Argentina.

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