Jokowi's peace mission a reminder that Russia, Ukraine must be continually urged to negotiate: Experts

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 30, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
Mr Widodo visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 29 before meeting Mr Putin the next day. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA - 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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