Relations between the West and Russia reached a maximum peak tension when Russian President Vladimir Putin, left the meeting before the summit of heads of state and government of the G20 ended in Brisbane.
Putin did not attend the leaders Sunday lunch, although it did his finance minister, Anton Siluanov.
The Russian president, in a press conference to Russian media, apologized saying “I needed to get home and sleep at least four or five hours.”
For much of the summit, the G20 countries expressed dissatisfaction with the presence of Russian troops and heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine.
US President Barack Obama left the door open to further sanctions “if Russia continues to violate international law, violating the agreement Minsk and giving weapons to the rebels.”
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that “we will continue to keep our sanctions against Russia, and if continues to destabilize Ukraine we will implement new measures.”