歐洲的導彈如何主導了巴厘島峰會

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歐洲的導彈如何主導了巴厘島峰會

這本來是印度尼西亞在大流行病之後的一次大型重新開放聚會,是向世界展示它已經準備好做生意並準備好恢復的機會。

但最終,即使20國集團巴厘島峰會的東道主盡最大努力使事情走上正軌,也敵不過半個地球以外發射的一連串導彈。

組織者說這是一次預定的出發。但事情發生時,俄羅斯向烏克蘭發射了幾十枚導彈,擊中了基輔和其他城市的關鍵電力基礎設施,至少有一人死亡。

幾個小時後,令人不安的是,有兩枚導彈落在了靠近烏克蘭邊境的波蘭--這提高了俄羅斯可能攻擊一個北約成員國的可能性。

當歐洲和美國的官員爭相了解情況時,美國總統喬-拜登在巴厘島從沉睡中被喚醒。

他和他的團隊開始行動起來。當拜登先生與波蘭領導人安傑伊-杜達和北約秘書長延斯-斯托爾滕貝格通電話時,美國國務卿安東尼-布林肯給他的波蘭和烏克蘭同行打電話。

七國集團的領導人--他們都在巴厘島--隨後被召集到拜登先生下榻的君悅酒店,舉行了長達一小時的緊急會議。之後,拜登先生告訴記者,他認為落在波蘭的導彈 "不太可能 "來自俄羅斯,同時譴責莫斯科對烏克蘭進行的 "完全不合情理的 "打擊。

拜登先生和許多領導人隨後趕往預定在巴厘島紅樹林舉行的G20活動。這是一個超現實的時刻,從關於烏克蘭戰爭的緊張討論直接進入到一個愉快的植樹照片。

即使他們在參觀森林時對着鏡頭微笑,也可以看到一些人在私下裡討論。拜登先生和法國總統埃馬紐埃爾-馬克龍(Emmanuel Macron)是試圖促成烏克蘭和平的關鍵人物,他們彼此緊挨着,馬克龍先生在一次特別緊張的談話中皺起了眉頭。

聲明說,"大多數成員 "譴責入侵行為,並承認其他國家有不同的看法--這顯然是對俄羅斯以及中國和印度的遷就,它們沒有譴責莫斯科的行動。

但就在聲明的頂部,它還引用了一份措辭強烈的聯合國宣言,其中 "以最強烈的措辭譴責 "俄羅斯的行動,並要求其 "完全和無條件地撤出"。

最後,雖然印度尼西亞總統佐科-維多多(Joko Widodo)試圖將峰會的重點放在氣候變化等其他關鍵問題上,但烏克蘭戰爭最終還是投下了一片陰影。

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It was meant to be Indonesia's big reopening party after the pandemic, a chance to show the world it was ready for business and poised for recovery.

But in the end, even the best efforts by the host of the G20 Bali summit to keep things on track were no match for a barrage of missiles fired half a world away.

Organisers said it was a scheduled departure. But it also happened just as Russia fired scores of missiles into Ukraine, hitting key power infrastructure in Kyiv and other cities and killing at least one person.

Then, hours later, came troubling reports of two missiles landing in Poland near the border with Ukraine - raising the possibility that Russia may have attacked a Nato member.

As officials in Europe and the US scrambled to figure out the situation, US President Joe Biden was roused from his slumber in Bali.

He and his team swung into action. As Mr Biden got on the phone with Polish leader Andrzej Duda and Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called his Polish and Ukrainian counterparts.

The leaders of the G7 nations - all present in Bali - were then summoned for an emergency hour-long meeting to the Grand Hyatt, where Mr Biden was staying. Afterwards, Mr Biden told reporters he believed it was "unlikely" the missile that landed in Poland came from Russia, while condemning Moscow for "totally unconscionable" strikes on Ukraine.

Mr Biden and many leaders then rushed to a scheduled G20 event at a Balinese mangrove forest. It was a surreal, whiplash moment, going from tense discussions on the Ukraine war straight into a cheery photo-op planting trees.

Even as they smiled for the cameras while touring the forest, some could be seen breaking off in private discussions. Mr Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, a key player in attempts to broker peace in Ukraine, stayed close to each other, with Mr Macron furrowing his brow in one particular intense chat.

The statement said that "most members" condemned the invasion and acknowledged that others had different views - an obvious accommodation of Russia, as well as China and India which have refrained from condemning Moscow's actions.

But right at the top it also quoted a strongly-worded UN declaration which "deplores in the strongest terms" Russia's actions and demands its "complete and unconditional withdrawal".

In the end, while Indonesia's President Joko Widodo tried to keep the focus of the summit on other key issues such as climate change, the Ukraine war still ended up casting a long shadow.

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