Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the G20 summit in Bali in November.
This was stated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in an interview with Bloomberg News.
"Xi Jinping will come. President Putin also told me that he will come," the Indonesian president emphasized.
This is the first time the leader of Indonesia, which hosts the G20 meeting, has confirmed that both heads of state plan to appear at the November summit.
A Kremlin spokesman declined to comment to the agency, but another official familiar with the situation confirmed that Putin plans to attend the meeting in person.
As chair of the G20 this year, Indonesia faced pressure from Western countries to withdraw an invitation to Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.
Indonesia also invited President Volodymyr Zelenskyi to participate in the Bali summit.
Joko Widodo wants to position himself as a mediator between Ukraine and Russia, and in recent months he has met with the Ukrainian and Russian presidents to call for an end to the war and ease the global food crisis.
President Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine's participation in the fall G20 summit will depend on the situation in the country and the composition of the summit participants.