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Russia in G20 funding: Countries including Canada walk out of the meeting | War in Ukraine

Canada and many of our democratic allies walked out of the G20 summit when Russia tried to intervene.Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Christiaan Freeland said on Twitter.

According to Reuters, Russian Finance Minister Anton Silvanov attended the meeting, as did the governor of the Russian Central Bank.

This is the first time the G20’s big money makers have metInvasion of Ukraine by RussiaFebruary 24.

This week’s meetings in Washington are expected to support the world economy, but Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine poses a serious threat to the world economy.Ms. Freeland argued. Russia should not participate or be included in these meetings.

Canada is one of those countries Russia should be excluded Indonesia, which is in the group of 20 major world economies but will chair the group this year, has refused to do so in the name of impartiality.

According to US sources and a photo shared by Ms Freeland on Twitter, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also left the room. The United States had Warned that some meetings would be boycotted If Moscow had participated in it.

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on his Twitter post Representatives They left too.

We are united in condemning Russia’s war on Ukraine and urging strong international coordination to punish Russia.He announced.

Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko, who was exceptionally invited to the meeting at the instigation of G7 countries, left the room when his Russian envoy spoke.

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Others turned off the screen in protest.

Indonesian Finance Minister Shri Mulyani Indravati said there was no departure of participants Trouble Discussions.

Opposing the Russian campaign

Other participating countries opposed to Russia’s presence also wanted a different approach. German Finance Minister Christian Lindner supported Berlin’s willingness to attend all sessions.

We will not provide a platform for Russia to spread its propaganda and lies, He told reporters. According to a source close to the German delegation, Mr. Lindner is there too Competed fiercely Positions taken by the Russian authorities.

Initiating the meeting, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Myre urged Russia Avoid attending G20 meetings. War is incompatible with cooperationHe said, quoted by the AFP.

The G20 has always been an economic forumMinister Siluvanov responded.

According to a Reuters source, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, meanwhile called on Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Timur Maximov to send a clear message in high places: Moscow must stop its war in Ukraine.

The G20 finance ministers pledged to coordinate for a global recovery in Jakarta, Indonesia, just days before the attack by Russian troops last February. Strong.

However, the war blunted the economic outlook, exacerbated inflation and Causing food crisis. President of the World Food Program (WFP) who bought 50% of its wheat in Ukraine Announced recently at the United Nations Security Council Occupying Ukraine could lead to the worst global food crisis since World War II.

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Instead, the Russian minister pointed to tougher sanctions targeting his country. Apparently, with restrictions, the supply of the market is artificially controlled, which leads to imbalances and sharp increases in prices.He argued.