The next G20 summit is later this year in Indonesia, and it’s meant to host leaders from all the G20 countries. But, some people in the West aren’t too crazy about reports of Putin planning on showing up to the meeting.
On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that he wasn’t too excited about Russia having a seat at the table. Then a little while later, Joe Biden called for Russia to be removed from the group altogether.
“The idea of sitting around a table with Vladimir Putin, who the United States are already in the position of calling out (for) war crimes in Ukraine, for me is a step too far," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a media briefing.
“My answer is yes, depends on the G20," Biden said when asked if Russia should be removed from the group. Biden also said that if countries like Indonesia (and others) don’t agree with removing Russia from the group, he thinks Ukraine should be allowed to attend the meetings.