Antony Blinken challenged G20 to hold Russia accountable, senior U.S. official says

G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting
U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken attends a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, July 8, 2022. Dita Alangkara/Pool via REUTERS

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday told a meeting of G20 foreign ministers that if the grouping is to remain relevant, it must hold Russia accountable for its actions in Ukraine, a senior U.S. State Department official said.

Blinken challenged the member countries to hold Russia accountable and stressed the need to move a global food plan forward, the official said, adding that Russia was trying to undermine multilateral institutions that the United States was seeking to strengthen.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Writing by Martin Petty, Editing by William Maclean

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