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G-20 finance chiefs to meet under shadow of Russia sanctions split

Only half of group's members support isolating Russia in sharpest divide since Syrian war

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov's participation in the Group of 20 meeting on April 20 likely will be divisive.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday, members' unity is being further tested by a split over sanctioning Russia for its war in Ukraine.

The gathering is the first cabinet-level meeting for the G-20, whose members account for roughly 80% of the global economy, since the Feb. 24 invasion.

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