Indonesian president offers to take message from Ukraine’s leader to Putin

KYIV, June 29 (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo offered on Wednesday to deliver a information from Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy to Russian chief Vladimir Putin to attempt to strengthen peace hopes.

It was not right away very clear how Zelenskiy responded to the supply manufactured by Jokowi – as President Widodo is recognised – all through talks in Kyiv or irrespective of whether the Ukrainian leader had any message he wished to deliver to Putin.

Jokowi is the chair of the Team of 20 nations and a single of six leaders the United Nations has appointed as “champions” of a World wide Disaster Response Team, formed to address the threat of a hunger and destitution posed by the war in Ukraine. browse far more

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Soon after his check out to Ukraine, Jokowi is due to go to Moscow to meet up with Putin, and has explained he will urge the Russian president to concur to a ceasefire. Peace talks amongst Moscow and Kyiv are frozen, with just about every side blaming the other.

“Even however it can be really tricky to achieve, I expressed the value of a peace resolution,” Jokowi said just after conference Zelenskiy. “I supplied to supply a information from President Zelenskiy to President Putin whom I am going to meet before long.”

Ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Feb. 24, Ukraine was one of Indonesia’s most important wheat suppliers, but a Russian sea blockade has halted Kyiv’s Black Sea grain exports, threatening a world wide food stuff disaster.

Jokowi has explained he is fully commited to tackling the rise in food items and electricity selling prices and shortages due to the fact Russia’s invasion.

“All efforts have to be made to make certain Ukraine can resume exporting foodstuff,” he mentioned in Kyiv, underlining the need to have for protection assures for Ukrainian foodstuff deliveries, specially by sea.

Jokowi, who arrived in Kyiv from Poland by practice on Wednesday morning, repeated an invitation for Zelenskiy to attend a G20 leaders’ summit in Indonesia’s Bali in November.

He also visited the town of Irpin the place Ukraine suspects Russian troopers fully commited atrocities. Moscow denies the allegations.

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Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Max Hunder in Kyiv, and by Stanley Widianto and Zahra Matarani in Jakarta, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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