Lavrov walks out of Germany G20 speech

  • German top diplomat Annalena Baerbock says her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov walked out of her G20 meeting speech in Indonesia, while the Russian diplomat says “perhaps, there is nothing to talk about with the West”.
  • The joint summit of G20 foreign ministers is under way in Bali, with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi urging her counterparts to find ways to end the war in Ukraine.
  • At least four people were killed after Russian forces fired rockets in northern Kharkiv and eastern Kramatorsk, local authorities say, adding that Sloviansk has also come under fire.
  • Moscow is likely concentrating its equipment in the direction of Siversk, about 8km (4.9 miles) west of the current Russian front line, Britain’s defence ministry said.

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    Germany’s government spokesperson has confirmed Berlin had received a positive signal from Canada regarding delivery of a turbine needed for the maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany, but could not say that the turbine had been delivered.

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