Ticker – G-20 meeting in India ends without consensus on Ukraine war

BENGALURU, India (AP) – A meeting of finance chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies has ended without a consensus, with Russia and China objecting to the description of the war in Ukraine in a final document.

The meeting hosted by India on Saturday issued the G-20 Chair’s summary and an outcome document stating that there was no agreement on the wording of the war in Ukraine. India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that the communique carried two paragraphs from the G-20 Bali meeting in November, but Russia and China demanded they be deleted and said they could not be part of the final document this time.

She said their contention was they had approved the Bali declaration under the then prevailing circumstances.