Putin ‘hasn’t decided yet’ on attending Cop26 in Glasgow

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The Russian Ambassador to the UK said that a decision has not yet been made on whether Vladimir Putin will attend the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Andrei Kelin said that Russia will send a “big delegation” to the negotiations, where the government is represented at a high level.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already been warned that Chinese President Xi Jinping is unlikely to attend.

Taking place from 31 October to 12 November, Cop26 is expected to attract around 30,000 people to Glasgow. world Leaders like US President Joe Biden.

But on Wednesday, President Putin said he might not attend “due to the epidemic situation”.

Mr Kelin was asked about his position during an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

He said: “As far as I understand, a decision about him [Putin’s] Summary not yet received.

But we will send a large delegation – believe me, it will be a delegation of more than 200 people.

“The government will be represented at a high level.”

When asked if the Russian team would come to Cop26 with “concrete, clear plans” to cut carbon emissions, Mr Kelin said they “take it very seriously”.

He said Russia has committed to net zero emissions by 2060 – the same date as China.

While the UK has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, Scotland He set an earlier date for 2045.

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