Biden calls from NATO headquarters to exclude Russia from G20
The US President says the alliance would respond "if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine" and claims that NATO has never been more united.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday backed excluding Russia from the G20 grouping of major economies over its special military operation in Ukraine.
"I raised the possibility if that can't be done, if Indonesia and others do not agree, then we should in my view ask to have... Ukraine... attend the meetings as well," Biden said after a NATO summit in Brussels.
Putin planning on attending G20 summit
Russia's Ambassador to Indonesia had revealed on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning on attending the G20 summit, which will be held in Indonesia later this year.
Moscow's Ambassador, Lyudmila Vorobieva, said that Indonesia had already invited Putin to the November summit in Bali.
"It will depend on many things, including the Covid situation that is getting better. But, so far yes, the intention is [for Putin] to come," she told reporters, confirming that there have been attempts to exclude the Russian head of state from attending and stressing Russia's appreciation of Indonesia's "firm position".
"We really hope that the Indonesian government will not give in to the horrible pressure that is being applied to not only Indonesia, but so many countries in the world by the West."
Biden: NATO will "respond" if Russia uses chemical weapons
Biden indicated that NATO would "respond" if Russian President Vladimir Putin uses chemical weapons in Ukraine.
"We will respond if he uses it. The nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use," Biden noted after the summit.
Russia MoD exposes Hunter Biden's relation with US bioactivity in Ukraine
This came right after Russia's Defense Ministry revealed updates on US bioactivities in Ukraine. The Ministry pointed out that US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, is involved in financing the infamous biolaboratories in Ukraine through his investment fund, Rosemont Seneca.
The Russian Ministry pointed out that the US trials tested drugs on Ukrainian soldiers (Scymount's Deep Drug screening system that has not been licensed in the US and Canada), as such activities are prohibited in the US, so they are carried out by the Pentagon abroad.
In addition, the Ministry revealed that the US and its allies laid their hands on at least 16,000 bioassays from Ukraine.
NATO "never been more united"
The US President claimed Putin had failed to divide the West with his operation in Ukraine.
After the NATO leaders' meeting, Biden said, "NATO has never, never been more united than it is today."
"Putin is getting exactly the opposite of what he intended to have as a consequence of going into Ukraine," he asserted.
In addition, Biden said he made it clear to the Chinese President Xi Jinping a few days ago that China should understand the consequences of helping Russia, adding that he thinks Beijing realizes that its economic future is linked to the West more than it is linked to Moscow.