G-20 tensions mount as Western finance ministers walk out on Russia
Economic recovery from pandemic among issues on the agenda
"The world’s democracies will not stand idly by in the face of continued Russian aggression and war crimes," Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, fifth from left, tweeted with this photo, explaining the walkout. (From Freeland's Twitter account)
NEW YORK -- Russia's war in Ukraine overshadowed the Group of 20 gatherings in Washington this week as officials from multiple Western countries quit a closed-door meeting in protest Wednesday when the Russian delegation began to speak.
The leavers included U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.