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Yellen Slams Russians as War Hangs Over G-20 Finance Meeting

  • Blames Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for commodity price spikes
  • Calls on G-20 governments to boost and speed aid to Ukraine
Janet Yellen at a meeting for G20 Finance Ministers in Bali.
Janet Yellen at a meeting for G20 Finance Ministers in Bali.

Photographer: Sonny Tumbelaka/Pool/AFP/Getty Images

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wasted no time Friday in confronting Russian officials at the opening session of a gathering of global finance officials in Bali, Indonesia.

“Russia’s officials, including those participating in this session, should recognize that they are adding to the horrific consequences of this war through their continued support of the Putin regime,” Yellen said Friday at the Group of 20’s meeting for finance ministers and central bank heads.