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No business as usual for Russia? The international community is divided


Despite the Western efforts, Russia still plays a role as an international protagonist on the world stage, and the U.S. call to stop offering "business as usual for Russia in international institutions" is struggling to be heard by the majority of the international community

As the war in Ukraine continues, the second G20 meeting under the Indonesian presidency took place on 20 April 2022, and Ministers and Governors from the EU, Britain, the US, and Canada protested Russia’s presence by staging a walkout. The same action was repeated at the World Bank-IMF meeting on Friday. The other countries stay to listen to Moscow.

When Russian Finance Minister Anton Germanovich Siluanov virtually joined his counterparts and started his speech at the G20, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, followed by the heads of National Central Banks and Ministers from Canada, France, and the United Kingdom, along with European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, European Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and Ukrainian Finance Minister, left the meeting room. This measure was also carried out by G7 officials and others at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund spring annual meeting in Washington on 22 April.

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