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Indonesia's Jokowi calls for cease-fire in Russia-Ukraine war

Sanctions are 'not the answer,' G-20 chair says in exclusive Nikkei interview

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo granted an exclusive face-to-face interview with Nikkei Asia near Patimban Port in Subang, West Java, on March 8. (Photo by Dimas Ardian)

SUBANG, West Java, Indonesia -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called for a cease-fire in the war between Russia and Ukraine and said continued dialogue rather than economic sanctions on Russia is the way to resolve the crisis.

Speaking in an exclusive face-to-face interview on Tuesday with Nikkei Editor-in-Chief Tetsuya Iguchi, Widodo said sovereignty and territorial integrity "must be respected by all parties."

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