A fierce confrontation was recorded during the G20 summit, where the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Rishi Sunak, confronted the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, who told him that the Russians should immediately leave Ukraine and end the war barbaric.
In the first face-off between a British prime minister and a senior Russian leader since the start of the war, Sunak said Putin’s regime had turned Russia into an isolated state and promised the UK would continue to support Ukraine until as long as necessary.
“Countries should not invade their neighbors, they should not attack civilians and threaten with nuclear weapons,” Sunak said, among other things, during his speech.
The Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, who joined the summit through a video conference, said that the moment has come for the war to stop, but according to him, peace can only be achieved when all Russian troops withdraw from the occupied lands.
“Kyiv will not compromise sovereignty, territory and independence in exchange for peace,” said Zelensky, who also called for the release of all prisoners of war.
Earlier, Kyiv also welcomed China’s criticism against threats to use nuclear weapons, after the meeting that US President Joe Biden held with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.