EU will deny G20 as 'propaganda forum' for Russia
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Energy and food crises exacerbated by Russia's invasion "feature prominently on the agenda of the G20" meeting of foreign ministers, to be attended by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, his spokeswoman Nabila Massrali said.
Russian President Vladimir "Putin's appalling war of aggression against Ukraine excludes any business as usual, and will be clearly addressed," she said.
Borrell has no meeting scheduled with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the two-day gathering in Bali.
While the EU, the United States and Western partners have snubbed Russian delegations in other international meetings since the invasion of Ukraine, the G20 was seen as an outreach opportunity to other countries that might be swayed by Moscow's narrative.
Indonesia, the G20's host country, has invited Putin to a follow-up summit in Bali in November despite Western efforts to freeze him out.
But in an effort to balance that event it has also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"We need to ensure that multilateralism can work in times of crisis," she said.