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Indonesia can act as a mediator to help resolve the Russian-Ukraine conflict through diplomacy, an international political observer has said.

“Indonesia has a good track record so it will be able to play its role in solving the Russia-Ukraine war. Moreover, Indonesia currently holds the G20 Presidency so it has not lost the momentum,” Imron Cotan said in a statement on Friday.

Indonesia has experience in resolving conflicts, including the Cambodian conflict through the Jakarta Informal Meeting in 1988 and 1989, he noted.

He suggested that the Ukrainian Ambassador in Indonesia ask President Zelensky to consider Indonesia as a mediator in the conflict.

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“I feel rather strange when Ukraine is unable to look at Indonesia as the world’s fourth-largest country that is able to act as a go-between in the Ukraine-Russia war. It is also the duty of our ambassador there (in Ukraine) to increase President Zelensky’s awareness of Indonesia’s existence and capability to solve the conflict,” he said.

Meanwhile, international law expert Hikmahanto Juwana said that, as Indonesia is holding the G20 Presidency, President Joko Widodo should play a greater role in resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Turkey has been able to bring the two nations to the negotiating table, he added.

Source: Antara News