Indonesia’s role in the Ukraine-Russia war has been significant in trying to bring peace to the conflict. President Jokowi of Indonesia has visited both countries in a peace mission to help resolve the war and restore the global food supply chain.
The Indonesian government has expressed concerns about the development of the military conflict in Ukraine and its potential threat to regional peace. As the chair of the Group of 20 nations, Indonesia has been urging Russia and Ukraine to rekindle peace talks and seeking ways to free up the global food supply chain.
Although Indonesia has condemned the war and expressed sympathy to Ukrainians, President Jokowi declined a request for arms from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Indonesia has not joined the chorus of nations, particularly western countries, in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has displaced 11 million people. Instead, Indonesia has taken a neutral stance and sought to facilitate peace as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine.
The country’s G20 presidency provides an opportunity for Indonesia to facilitate peace, rather than view the Russia-Ukraine war as a threat to its G20 presidency plans.
In short, Indonesia’s role in the Ukraine-Russia war has been one of a neutral mediator seeking to facilitate peace. President Jokowi’s visit to both countries as part of a peace mission shows Indonesia’s commitment to resolving the war and restoring the global food supply chain. As the chair of the G20 nations, Indonesia has also been urging Russia and Ukraine to rekindle peace talks and has sought to facilitate peace as a mediator between both countries.