Will Putin “embarrass” South Africa and participate “visibly” in the BRICS summit?

South Africa’s Vice President said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to come in person to take part in the event BRICS summit In the African country, who is trying to convince him to go away to avoid the legal and diplomatic repercussions regarding his international arrest warrant.

South Africa is a signatory to the International Criminal Court treaty Obligated to arrest Putin based on an indictment Issued against him for war crimes in Ukraine.

South African authorities are likely to violate the treaty and not arrest Putin, but allowing him to attend the summit freely would strain its relations with the West.

For his part, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that discussions about the formula for Putin’s participation in the upcoming BRICS summit are still continuing.

Commenting on the statement of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa that BRICS summit in South Africa will be held in person And the heads of state of the five members of the group will participate in it. Peskov said: “The formula for Putin’s participation has not yet been finally decided.. Discussions are ongoing.” Peskov promised to announce “the final decision after it is made.”

It is noteworthy that the BRICS group includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and the summit will be held in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24.

Earlier on Friday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had said that the BRICS summit would be held in person, with the participation of all heads of the five member states of the organization.

“There were rumors that the summit will be held online, no.. it will be held face to face, there will be many heads of state, and most importantly, the heads of the five BRICS member states will participate in the summit,” Ramaphosa said, according to “Euetteness News” radio. “.

Ramaphosa made the remarks during a meeting of the BRICS Business Council in Johannesburg.

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