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Kremlin calls possible exclusion of Russia from G20 "not fatal"

The US is quite aggressively continuing its policy of isolating Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted

MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The format of the Group of Twenty (G20) is important, but under the current conditions, exclusion from it would be "not fatal" for the Russian Federation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that he advocated Russia's exclusion from the G20, admitting that some other countries did not agree with such a move.

"As for the G20 format, it is important. But, on the other hand, in the current conditions, when most of the participants in this format are actually in a state of economic war with us, on their initiative, nothing fatal will happen. But in any case, Russia is still guided by the opinion of other participants in this format and will be ready, if possible, to take part in it," the Kremlin spokesman emphasized.

He reiterated that if the participation in G20 is no longer possible, nothing fatal will happen.

"It is obvious, that in conditions when all the rules of WTO, international law are being violated we need to build new types of relations in all areas. That is what we are going to do," Peskov concluded.

The Kremlin official noted, the U.S. is quite aggressively continuing its policy of isolating Russia. "Until now, this line could only be partially effective, the world is still much more diverse than the United States and European countries," the President's press secretary said.

The Kremlin spokesman explained that a large number of countries prefer a more balanced and sober approach to what is happening: they ask questions during a direct dialogue, agree or disagree, but not they "are not cutting the ropes."

"Therefore, of course, such a policy is untenable as such and, of course, cannot achieve the goal," he summed up, commenting on the actions of the West.