Rishi Sunak will call out Vladimir Putin’s ‘utter contempt’ for national sovereignty at G20 summit

    PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak flies to the G20 summit today to call out Russia over its invasion in Ukraine.

    He will rail at “utter contempt” for national sovereignty.

    Rishi Sunak will call out Vladimir Putin’s ‘utter contempt’ for national sovereignty at the G20 summitCredit: AP
    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will attend the summit in Bali in place of PutinCredit: AP

    World leaders will face up to Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov after .

    president will attend virtually despite his nation not being part of the economic club.

    Mr Sunak said ahead of the summit: “ has caused devastation around the world — destroying lives and plunging the international economy into turmoil.

    “This G20 will not be business as usual.

    “We will call out Putin’s regime and lay bare their utter contempt for the kind of cooperation and respect for sovereignty forums like the G20 represent.

    also pledged to work with allies to “make meaningful progress solving the economic challenges we face and making lives better for our people”.

    A No10 insider said the PM would not shy away from confronting Russian delegates.

    The source said: “The way to alleviate these problems is for Putin to end this war.

    “The PM will use the opportunity to ensure the Russian government reckons with the devastation they are causing — to Ukraine, to their country and to the world.”

    Yesterday, said Russia’s withdrawal from the city of Kherson marked “another strategic failure” for Mad Vlad’s army.

    Russian forces destroyed critical infrastructure, such as communications networks as well as water, heat and electricity supplies, in Kherson before fleeing, said yesterday.