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Obama Hits Out at Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi for Skipping COP26

Sputnik International

November 8, 2021

LONDON (Sputnik) – Former US president Barack Obama on Monday criticized the presidents of Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping respectively, for not attending in person the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
“I have to confess it was particularly discouraging to see the leaders of two of the world’s largest emitters, China and Russia, declined to even attend the proceedings, and their national plans so far reflect what appears to be a dangerous absence of urgency, a willingness to maintain the status quo,” he told the afternoon plenary session of the conference.

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