PUTIN WILL NOT BE DETAINED IN BRAZIL
Speaking to Firstpost, a publication in India, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will be invited to the summit to be hosted by his country next year.
While Lula da Silva took over the Brazilian G20 term presidency, he also assured that Putin would not be detained if he attended the G20 Summit to be held in Rio de Janeiro next year.
Putin did not attend the 18th G20 Leaders Summit held in New Delhi, the capital of India, due to the arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Putin was represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
As part of its investigation into crimes committed in Ukraine in March, the ICC announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Russian President Putin and Russia’s Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova on the grounds that they had committed war crimes.
The Kremlin announced that the arrest warrant for Putin was “invalid”.