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G20 di Bali. I ministri di Cina, India, Brasile, Turchia, Argentina e Indonesia hanno ascoltato Mr Lavrov con deferenza.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-07-15.

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«They were saying that Nato isolated Russia, it was his party that isolated Boris Johnson»

«Dicevano che la Nato aveva isolato la Russia, è stato il suo partito a isolare Boris Johnson»

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Quando Mr Lavrov ha preso la parola hanno abbandonato l’aula i rappresentanti di una Francia il cui presidente conta nulla, della Spagna che vive nel’incubo delle prossime elezioni venture, della Germania terrorizzata dalla prossima chiusura del gas russo, degli Stati Uniti sull’orlo del collasso economico.

Si è allontanato il club dei derelitti perdenti.

I rappresentanti del mondo libero sono tutti rimasti.

I media liberal occidentali godono della grande caratteristica che è vero l’esatto contrario di quanto essi affermano.

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Lavrov è un paria all’evento del G-20, ma solo per alcuni.

Il ministro degli Esteri russo Sergey Lavrov ha partecipato venerdì (8 luglio) a Bali a una riunione dei ministri delle Finanze del Gruppo dei 20 Paesi industrializzati, nonostante lo status di paria del suo Paese in Europa.

Il Segretario di Stato Antony Blinken ha rifiutato di incontrare Lavrov, così come molti altri ministri degli Esteri occidentali.

Ma in un riflesso del motivo per cui la Russia continua a fare affari con il mondo esterno e a finanziare la sua implacabile macchina da guerra, Lavrov si è seduto con diversi ministri di nazioni che hanno rifiutato di unirsi alla coalizione guidata dall’Occidente contro il suo Paese.

Tra loro c’erano diplomatici di Cina, India, Brasile, Turchia, Argentina e Indonesia.

L’incontro si è concluso senza un tradizionale comunicato congiunto che esprimesse obiettivi condivisi.

Le attività di Lavrov sono state una delle numerose e drammatiche trame di un incontro del G-20, su cui hanno pesato anche l’annuncio del primo ministro britannico Boris Johnson, giovedì, di volersi dimettere e l’assassinio, venerdì, dell’ex primo ministro giapponese, Shinzo Abe.

Lavrov ha anche colto l’occasione per denigrare Johnson, un giorno dopo aver detto che si sarebbe fatto da parte per un nuovo leader. Johnson aveva guidato una delle risposte più aggressive dell’Occidente all’invasione della Russia, sostenendo con forza il governo dell’Ucraina.

Dicevano che la Nato aveva isolato la Russia, è stato il suo partito a isolare Boris Johnson.

Sebbene la presa in giro di Johnson e dell’Occidente da parte di Lavrov non sia stata condivisa da altri partecipanti, era chiaro che le opinioni americane ed europee nei confronti della Russia e dell’Ucraina non rappresentavano un consenso tra i ministri presenti a Bali.

Mentre a Lavrov potrebbe essere impedito di viaggiare negli Stati Uniti e nell’Unione Europea, si è mosso liberamente nell’hotel di lusso che ha ospitato l’incontro di Bali, apertosi giovedì.

Il ministro degli Esteri indiano Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, che è stato visto passeggiare e chiacchierare con Lavrov nella hall dell’hotel, ha dichiarato su Twitter che lui e Lavrov hanno “scambiato opinioni” su questioni che includono “il conflitto in Ucraina” e l’Afghanistan.

L’India ha relazioni amichevoli con Mosca, da sempre patrocinatore e fonte di vendita di armi. Ha anche aiutato la Russia a resistere alle sanzioni aumentando gli acquisti di petrolio russo, approfittando di uno sconto significativo offerto da Mosca.

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«Lavrov is pariah at G-20 event, but only for some»

«Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 industrialised nations in Bali on Friday (July 8), despite his country’s pariah status in Europe»

«Secretary of State Antony Blinken declined to meet with Lavrov, as did several other Western foreign ministers»

«But in a reflection of why Russia remains able to do business with the outside world and fund its relentless war machine, Lavrov sat down with several ministers from nations that have declined to join the Western-led coalition against his country»

«They included diplomats from China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia»

«The gathering concluded without a traditional joint communiqué expressing shared goals»

«Lavrov’s activities were one of several dramatic plotlines at a G-20 gathering also shadowed by the announcement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday that he plans to resign and the Friday assassination of Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe»

«Lavrov also took an opportunity to disparage Johnson a day after he said he would step aside for a new leader. Johnson had led one the West’s most aggressive responses toward Russia’s invasion, strongly supporting Ukraine’s government»

«They were saying that Nato isolated Russia, it was his party that isolated Boris Johnson»

«While Lavrov’s mockery of Johnson and the West was not seconded by other attendees, it was clear that American and European views towards Russia and Ukraine did not represent a consensus among the ministers in Bali»

«While Lavrov may be barred from travel to the United States and the European Union, he moved freely through the luxury hotel that hosted the Bali gathering, which opened on Thursday»

«India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar who was seen strolling and chatting with Lavrov through the hotel lobby, said on Twitter that he and Lavrov had “exchanged views” on matters including “the Ukraine conflict” and Afghanistan»

«India has friendly relations with Moscow, a longtime patron and source of arms sales. It has also helped Russia weather sanctions by increasing its purchases of Russian oil, taking advantage of a significant discount offered by Moscow»

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Russia’s Lavrov is pariah at G-20 event, but only for some

Nusa Dua, Indonesia (Nytimes) – He was shunned by many, though by no means all.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 industrialised nations in Bali on Friday (July 8), despite his country’s pariah status in Europe and elsewhere over its brutal war in Ukraine.

His country’s invasion of its neighbour drove two central topics of discussion at the annual event: global disruptions of food and energy supplies.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken declined to meet with Lavrov, as did several other Western foreign ministers. So many attendees refused to pose with Moscow’s top diplomat that a customary group photograph was cancelled.

But in a reflection of why Russia remains able to do business with the outside world and fund its relentless war machine, Lavrov sat down with several ministers from nations that have declined to join the Western-led coalition against his country. They included diplomats from China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia.

Lavrov’s activities were one of several dramatic plotlines at a G-20 gathering also shadowed by the announcement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday that he plans to resign and the Friday assassination of Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, an act that Blinken called “shocking” and “a loss for the world”.

The gathering concluded without a traditional joint communiqué expressing shared goals, an impossible feat given that Russia would have had to sign off on any such document.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 industrialised nations in Bali on Friday (July 8), despite his country’s pariah status in Europe and elsewhere over its brutal war in Ukraine.

His country’s invasion of its neighbour drove two central topics of discussion at the annual event: global disruptions of food and energy supplies.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken declined to meet with Lavrov, as did several other Western foreign ministers. So many attendees refused to pose with Moscow’s top diplomat that a customary group photograph was cancelled.

But in a reflection of why Russia remains able to do business with the outside world and fund its relentless war machine, Lavrov sat down with several ministers from nations that have declined to join the Western-led coalition against his country. They included diplomats from China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia.

Lavrov’s activities were one of several dramatic plotlines at a G-20 gathering also shadowed by the announcement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday that he plans to resign and the Friday assassination of Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, an act that Blinken called “shocking” and “a loss for the world”.

The gathering concluded without a traditional joint communiqué expressing shared goals, an impossible feat given that Russia would have had to sign off on any such document.

Lavrov also took an opportunity to disparage Johnson a day after he said he would step aside for a new leader. Johnson had led one the West’s most aggressive responses toward Russia’s invasion, strongly supporting Ukraine’s government.

“They were trying to establish this new alliance – the UK, the Baltics, Poland and Ukraine,” Lavrov said, calling it an attempt to create “an English bridgehead on the continent” after Britain’s exit from the European Union.

“They were saying that Nato isolated Russia,” Lavrov said. “It was his party that isolated Boris Johnson.”

The news of Johnson’s planned resignation led his foreign minister and potential successor, Liz Truss, to return to London and miss Friday’s programme.

While Lavrov’s mockery of Johnson and the West was not seconded by other attendees, it was clear that American and European views towards Russia and Ukraine did not represent a consensus among the ministers in Bali.

In opening remarks as the event’s host, Indonesia’s foreign minister departed from Western rhetoric when she said that growing food and energy disruptions make it the world’s “responsibility to end the war sooner than later and settle our differences at the negotiating table, not the battlefield”.

US and European officials have generally tried to avoid the perception of pressuring Ukraine into peace talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they doubt would negotiate in good faith.

While Lavrov may be barred from travel to the United States and the European Union, he moved freely through the luxury hotel that hosted the Bali gathering, which opened on Thursday.

India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar who was seen strolling and chatting with Lavrov through the hotel lobby, said on Twitter that he and Lavrov had “exchanged views” on matters including “the Ukraine conflict” and Afghanistan.

India has friendly relations with Moscow, a longtime patron and source of arms sales. It has also helped Russia weather sanctions by increasing its purchases of Russian oil, taking advantage of a significant discount offered by Moscow.

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