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Jokowi's mission shows Moscow, Kyiv must be urged to negotiate

Indonesian leader's trips part of country's 'independent and active' foreign policy

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo's peace mission to Russia and Ukraine serves as a reminder that both sides must be continually urged to come to the negotiating table in order to end the war, Indonesia-based analysts said.

This approach contrasts with Western-led efforts to support Ukraine by sending weapons, which serve to further provoke Russia to continue its attacks, some observers added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2022, with the headline Jokowi's mission shows Moscow, Kyiv must be urged to negotiate. Subscribe