The first round of meetings between G20 foreign ministers in Delhi ended in acrimony today, with the war in Ukraine driving a wedge between the world’s most powerful nations.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken blamed Moscow’s “unprovoked and unjustified war” for marring the talks, while Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Western countries of “not thinking of diplomacy anymore; they now only deal in blackmail and threatening everyone else.”

Russian officials also said that Moscow and Beijing had agreed to oppose this Western hostility – but this hasn’t been confirmed by China.