The latest meeting of G20 leaders in India’s Bengaluru has ended in disagreement, after China and Russia refused to back a statement condemning Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
A majority of finance ministers attending Saturday’s meeting, which coincided with the anniversary of Russia’s invasion, supported a “chairman’s summary and outcome document” issued by India, which holds the G20 presidency.
The document, signed by 17 of the 20 delegates present, reiterated the position taken at last year’s summit in Bali, when they “in the strongest terms” condemned Russia’s invasion and called for a full withdrawal from Ukrainian territory.
It also reiterated the November declaration that “the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is impermissible”.
On Friday, the Group of Seven major industrialized nations announced new sanctions against Russia.