Australian PM: Vladimir Putin is uniting the world against him

Madrid, Jun 28 (EFE).- The world is uniting against Russian president Vladimir Putin over his “war of aggression” in Ukraine, Australia’s prime minister, Anthony Albanese, said Tuesday ahead of a Nato summit in Madrid.

Albanese also condemned the Russian missile strike on Monday that hit a busy shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk.

“It’s one of the reasons why I’m here at Nato and will be a focus of the democratic nations which make up Nato and also the Asia-Pacific Four who’ve been invited to this important forum,” he told reporters in Madrid.

“This act of aggression — there have been further missiles into Kyiv as well — means the world looks at what’s going on there and collectively condemns it.

“This war of aggression is seeing more and more civilians impacted and Vladimir Putin is uniting the world against him with this sort of atrocity,” he continued.

Although not Nato members, Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand have been invited to the summit, where they are expected to address geopolitical issues arising from China’s expansion in the region, among other topics.

Albanese met with Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez ahead of the two-day summit taking place in the Spanish capital.

Some 40 world leaders are due to participate in the summit, where Nato will set out its strategic roadmap for the next 10 years. EFE


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