Yellen, Ukraine Official Walk out of Russia’s G-20 Remarks

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Ukraine's Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko walked out of a Group of 20 meeting Wednesday as Russia's representative started talking.

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FILE - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks to the Atlantic Council, on April 13, 2022, in Washington. Yellen plans to meet with Ukraine's prime minister Denys Shmyhal during this week's spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington. At the same time, she'll be trying to avoid contact with Russian officials who plan attend some Group of 20 portions of the event. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko walked out of a Group of 20 meeting Wednesday as Russia’s representative started talking. Several finance ministers and central bank governors also left the room, according an official familiar with the meetings, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the event was not public. Some ministers and central bank governors who attended the meeting virtually turned their cameras off when the…

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