Plenty of remarks about the place out of the US.

US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui:

  • G20 countries should hold Russia accountable and insist that it support ongoing UN efforts to reopen the sea lanes
  • food and energy security will figure very prominently in G20 discussions
  • expects Blinken will raise energy security in main G20 session and in bilateral meetings

State department spokesperson Ned Price:

  • the time now is not right for Blinken to meet with Russian foreign minister Lavrov
  • US would like to see Russia be serious about diplomacy but has not seen that yet