According to Polish Minister of Development and Technology Piotr Nowak, this proposal received a positive response and approval.
The Polish authorities offered the United States to study the issue of excluding Russia from the Group of Twenty (G20) because of the situation around Ukraine. This was reported on Tuesday by Reuters with reference to the Minister of Development and Technology of Poland, Piotr Nowak.
“During a number of meetings, in particular with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, we made a proposal to exclude Russia from the G20, which received a positive response and approval. This issue will be referred to U.S. President Joe Biden,” the agency quotes the statement of the Polish minister.
It is noted that the U.S. Department of Commerce did not provide an operational comment on this.
Earlier on March 15, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau reported on the ongoing discussion on the possibility of replacing Russia with Poland in the G20. Later on March 17, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that she considered it pointless and inappropriate to comment on hypothetical statements about the possible exclusion of Russia from the Group of Twenty.