Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said that when the G20 discussed ways to boost global economic growth, Moscow actually ignited the flames of war in Ukraine.
“The G20 cannot work effectively with Russia at the conversation table,” Chrystia said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko in Washington, US, as quoted by Reuters. ReutersFriday (22/4).
Chrystia is currently in Washington, where G20 countries are talking on the sidelines of the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
“Russia has no place on the table of countries that have come together to safeguard global economic prosperity. You cannot be both a hunter and an animal keeper,” he stressed.
Ukrainian-born Freeland has made several appeals on behalf of Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on February 24.
On Thursday (4/21), he spoke directly with Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, who virtually joined the IMF meeting. At that time, he said his participation was distorted and unreasonable.
Disputes over Russia’s presence were visible all week. You can see it in the finance ministers and central bank governors of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western countries who make To go for a walk of the meeting whenever Russian officials spoke.
Even recently, G7 officials and others as well To go for a walk of the World Bank and IMF meeting on Friday (4/22), when a Russian official started speaking.
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