G20 host Indonesia says Ukraine war most debated article of leaders' declaration

Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks to a reporter before a tree planting at the Taman Hutan Raya Ngurah Rai Mangrove Forest, on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The war in Ukraine was the most debated article of a declaration of G20 leaders gathered at a summit this week, the Indonesian president said on Wednesday, while urging all sides not to escalate tensions further.

Joko Widodo, president of this year's host nation Indonesia, said missile explosions in Poland on Tuesday were regrettable. His U.S. counterpart Joe Biden had said it was unlikely they came from Russia.

Widodo added the war had caused devastation and huge human suffering and weighed on global economic recovery.

Reporting by Fransiska Nangoy; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor

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