G20 is divided over whether to criticise Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The G20 conference on the Indonesian island of Bali is the first since Russia put troops into Ukraine in February.


The United States and its allies adopted a resolution denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russia’s foreign minister described as unjustified politicization at a Group of 20 (G20) meeting on Tuesday.

The G20 conference on the Indonesian island of Bali is the first since Russia put troops into Ukraine in February.

The war, which Russia has described as a “special military operation,” has overshadowed the meeting, despite host Indonesia’s calls for unity and action to address global economic issues such as inflation, food and energy security.


“Most members strongly criticized the war in Ukraine, emphasizing that it is inflicting great human misery and increasing existing fragilities in the global economy,” according to a 16-page draught declaration seen by Reuters.

“There were various points of view and diverse appraisals of the situation and sanctions,” according to the document, which diplomats claimed had yet to be approved by the leaders.

In the absence of President Vladimir Putin, the delegation of Russia is being led by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has denounced the attempt to politicide the situation by Western nations who had attempted unsuccessfully to include Russia in the declaration. The draught would be finished on Wednesday, according to Lavrov, who added that Russia had presented an alternative viewpoint.

An American official previously stated that the United States anticipated the G20 to denounce Russia’s war in Ukraine and its effects on the global economy.

Olaf Scholz, the chancellor of Germany, stated that there were encouraging indications of a consensus that Russia’s war against Ukraine was unacceptable.

The war that Russia is waging against Ukraine shows reassuring signs of a consensus, according to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Due to linguistic disagreements, particularly how to define the war in Ukraine, G20 ministers’ meetings in the past have failed to create joint declarations. In a virtual address earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the summit to adopt a plan he had submitted that would “justly and on the basis of the U.N. Charter and international law” put an end to Russia’s war in his nation.

He urged price controls on Russian energy resources, the expansion of a grain export project, and the restoration of “radiation safety” in relation to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power facility.

Some Western leaders demanded that the summit be boycotted, and that Putin’s invitation be withdrawn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Indonesia refused to budge.

Putin was reportedly too busy to attend the summit, and Lavrov was filling in, according to earlier statements from Russia.