The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, Thursday, that the West shamelessly buried the agreement to export grain through the Black Sea.
This came in a speech during the G20 summit meetings currently held in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Lavrov said in his speech that “the West shamelessly buried the initiative to export grain through the Black Sea”.
Lavrov also said that many Western leaders have turned the G20 agenda into a farce, with the aim of shifting responsibility for their failures in the economy onto Russia.
At the same meeting, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the G-20 summit was marred by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, referring to Lavrov’s attendance.
“Unfortunately, Russia’s unjustified war against Ukraine spoiled this meeting again,” Blinken added.
Blinken pointed out that the G20 countries should continue to call on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine.
In a recorded speech at the opening of the summit meetings this morning, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for resolving international differences over Ukraine, explaining that discussions on the Russian-Ukrainian war shouldn’t overshadow other topics on the summit’s agenda.
At the summit, the foreign ministers of the G20 countries will discuss prominent global issues, including humanitarian and disaster relief aid, food security, energy security, combating terrorism, promoting multilateralism, and development cooperation.