Poland has called for Russia’s exemption from the G20, and the request has received a “positive response and approval”.

Poland announced on Tuesday that it had recommended to US officials that Russia be excluded from the G20 (the group of the world’s largest economies) as punishment for its occupation of Ukraine, and that the request received a “positive response and approval.” Quotes Reuters.

Vladimir Putin attends the G20 summitPhoto: Mikhail Metzel / TASS / Profimedia Images

Polish Minister of Economic Development and Technology Piotr Nowak said the issue was discussed at a meeting in Washington last week.

“During my meetings with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raymondo, I proposed that Russia withdraw from the G20, and I received a positive response and approval, which will be forwarded to President (Joe) Biden,” Novak said. Conference in Warsaw.

There was no immediate response from the US Department of Commerce. Although he did not comment on Poland’s announcement, US sources said that Russia had violated international rules and therefore should have consequences in multilateral forums.

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has been excluded from Group Eight (G8), the world’s most developed economies. However, the G20 is the largest group comprising India, China, Brazil and other countries. . That is why it is difficult to get unanimous support for Russia’s exclusion.

Novak added that Polish authorities had recommended that Russia be relocated to Poland “thanks to the success of 30 years of change” as an open economy from the communist state.

“Our speakers have expressed support for our position and if the consensus in the G20 to exclude Russia proves to be a problem, the United States may consider leaving the club and creating another alternative structure,” he said.

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According to the World Trade Organization, many officials of the Western delegation refused to meet with their Russian counterparts in various forms.

“Many governments have raised objections to what is going on there, and these objections have been expressed due to a lack of commitment from the member concerned,” WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell said.

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