India, which holds the G20 presidency, issued a “chair’s summary and outcome document” instead of a joint communique. It was backed by delegates from 17 of the group’s 20 members.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has remarked that Moscow’s inability to secure major territorial gains could have influenced its decision.
President Putin made a number of appearances throughout the week, notably delivering the State of the Nation address, but he was silent on the 24 February anniversary.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he plans to meet Xi Jinping to discuss Beijing’s proposed peace plan to end the war, though one senior adviser has dismissed these motives as “betting on an aggressor.”