G20: Europe and US insist on united front against Russia

A meeting in New Delhi of the G20 group of leading nations has ended in disagreement over the war in Ukraine. Despite their opposing stances, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met for the first time since war began. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday asked China not to support Russia with weapons in its war against Ukraine. Scholz spoke about China in the context of the war in a speech to the German Parliament “My message to Beijing is clear: use your influence in Moscow to push for the withdrawal of Russian troops,” Scholz said. “And do not supply weapons to the aggressor Russia.”