G20 meeting ends without consensus on Ukraine war

Bangalore, India –

Russia and China opposed the description of the war in Ukraine in the final document, and a meeting of finance chiefs from the G20 major economies ended Saturday without consensus.

A meeting hosted by India has issued a summary of the G20 presidency and an outcome document showing there was no agreement on the language of the war in Ukraine. The first day of meetings took place on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The G7, a major industrial power, announced new sanctions against Russia on Friday, just as the G20 group’s negotiations ended in chaos in India’s tech hub Bengaluru.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen condemned the “illegal and unjust war against Ukraine” at a meeting attended by Russian officials, urging G20 countries to take more action to support Ukraine and impede Russia’s war effort. He repeatedly called for many things to be done.

At a major G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, last November, leaders strongly condemned war and warned that the conflict was exacerbating the fragility of the global economy. This group includes Russia and countries such as China and India that have significant trade with Moscow.

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that the communiqué prepared for the meeting in Bengaluru contained two paragraphs of the Bali Declaration, but Russia and China asked Russia and China to remove them. and said it could not be included in the final document.

Their argument was that they had approved the Bali Declaration under the prevailing circumstances at the time. She didn’t give me any other details.

The Bali Declaration said, “Most Member States strongly condemned the war in Ukraine, stressing that it has caused enormous human suffering and exacerbated existing vulnerabilities in the global economy. Risks to financial stability.” will rise,” he said.

The declaration also stated, “There have been different views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions. I am aware of something,” he said.

The second paragraph of the Declaration, which is currently unacceptable to Russia and China, states, “It is essential to uphold international law and the multilateral system of safeguarding peace and stability….The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable.” Peaceful resolution of conflicts, tackling crises, diplomacy and dialogue are essential.In today’s world, there should be no war.

Sitharaman said the meeting could not issue a communiqué because of objections from Russia and China and decided to opt for a summary and outcome document.

Sharma reported from New Delhi

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