Ukraine Reminds Indonesia Not to Trust Putin’s Promise to Jokowi: It’s a Bribery

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Ukraine through its ambassador in Jakarta, Vasyl Hamianinopen your voice about the President’s meeting Joko Widodo and President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, on Thursday (30/6).

Hamianin warned Indonesia not to just believe in Putin’s sweet promise during a joint speech with Jokowi. Because, in his speech, Putin offered a number of assistance and investments, including to build the Capital of the Archipelago (IKN) in Kalimantan.

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“It’s a common method that Russia always uses, such as bribes, but Russia is trying to prove its country is still great. You know not, the problem is that Russia can’t produce anything, except maybe gas,” Hamianin said at a press conference on Tuesday (5/7). .

“I think it’s useless for Russia to try to prove their worth and try to prove they can work together, except to blackmail and threaten the world,” he continued.

Since the invasion of Ukraine took place last February, Russia has continued to be isolated and hit by various sanctions in almost all sectors, especially by Western countries.

Russia also continues to be criticized and isolated by Western countries in the international arena.

Russia is also in danger of defaulting on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution that took place more than a century ago.

The default occurred in connection with the payment of interest on the debt of US$100 million; one denominated in US dollars RU000A0JWHA4 and another in euros RU234748670.

Interest payments on the debt are actually due on May 27. However, there is a payment grace period of 30 days from the due date which ended on Sunday (27/6) yesterday.

Hamianin assessed that Russia’s sweet promises regarding various offers of assistance and investment were aimed at Putin to shift the focus of the real problem.

“It distracts from the core issues, tries to build a bilateral agenda and so on, diverts the focus from the core problems that are happening in the world today,” said Hamianin again.

In a joint press conference with Jokowi at the Kremlin, Putin did make several offers of economic cooperation, including in the nuclear and infrastructure fields.

“Many of our companies, including energy companies, operate in Indonesia. There is interest in developing the national (Indonesian) nuclear power industry,” said Putin.

“With its unique experience, competence and unmatched technology, Rosatom State Corporation is also willing to take part in joint projects, including projects related to the non-energy use of nuclear technology, for example, in medicine and agriculture,” he said.

In addition, Putin also offered cooperation to help develop transportation and logistics infrastructure in Indonesia.

“Russian Railways can play a role in Indonesia’s large-scale initiative to move the country’s capital to the island of Borneo. Moscow, the capital of Russia, which is developing at a very good pace with high-quality development, can also participate with this ambitious project,” Putin said. .

During the meeting, Putin also showcased the economic cooperation between Russia and Indonesia which he claimed continued to grow and increase in number.

Putin also reminded that Indonesia-Russia relations have existed since the beginning of Indonesia’s independence. He said Russia at that time the Soviet Union also helped Indonesia build its country and recognized its independence.

“I remind you again that our country helps Indonesia build a state and strengthen the position of the young republic in the international arena,” said Putin.

“With the participation of our specialists, engineers and contractors, large industrial and transportation infrastructure facilities, stadiums, hospitals and other important institutions were built in Indonesia. Many of these buildings are operational to this day.”

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