Western sanctions against Russia have raised concerns among G20 members due to their potential spillover effects on the global economy. These measures not only undermine Russia’s economic stability but also impact other G20 members, adding fuel to the fire of discord. Under India’s presidency of the G20 Foreign, hopes were high for a united front and meaningful advancements. However, the lack of a joint statement following the meetings raised eyebrows and sent a ripple of doubt throughout the international community. One of the most visible signs of this disunity was the absence of two influential leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the 2023 G20 meeting held in India. The future of the G20 now hangs in the balance.