(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson said he would be “absolutely amazed” if Vladimir Putin attends the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia in November, calling the Russian president a “pariah figure.”

Both Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have been invited to the G-20 gathering in Bali by Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo. Russia has been heavily sanctioned by some G-20 states over its war in Ukraine.

“I think he’s highly unlikely to go for all sorts of reasons,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday on a flight to the NATO summit in Madrid.

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He also warned that any boycott by Western nations if Putin does go would just leave the floor to Russia and China. “If you vacate something like the G-20, you risk just handing the propaganda opportunity to others,” he said.

Johnson later claimed Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if he were a woman, telling German broadcaster ZDF the Russian leader’s war in Ukraine was a “perfect example of toxic masculinity.”

He was backed by his UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on Wednesday, who told LBC Radio that Putin had “small man syndrome.”

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