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G-20 finance chiefs meet in Bali as Ukraine war tests unity

U.S.'s Yellen scolds Russian peers for 'their continued support of Putin regime'

Russia's Anton Siluanov, left, the U.S.'s Janet Yellen, Indonesia's Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Japan's Shunichi Suzuki and others have a wide divide to bridge if the G-20 is to help solve the world's food shortages and price increases. (Source photos by Reuters)

BALI, Indonesia -- With Russia's war on Ukraine testing their unity, the finance ministers and central bank governors of 20 rich and emerging-market nations on Friday kicked off what is shaping up to be a contentious meeting in Bali.

During the two-day gathering on "The Island of the Gods" the G-20 ministers and central bankers are expected to take up countermeasures to inflation and food insecurity, which have been shaking the globe since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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