Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

Russia’s welcome at Brics summit shows disconnect with West and puts on display the challenge for efforts to ostracize Moscow since the invasion of Ukraine via @WSJ.

Russia, Brics Summit Shows Disconnect

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday was welcomed at a virtual summit with the presidents of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in a stark reminder of the limits of U.S.-led efforts to ostracize Moscow.

The Brics nation summit, hosted virtually by Chinese President Xi Jinping, gave Mr. Putin his most high-profile international stage in the four months since his forces invaded neighboring Ukraine, and he used it to denounce economic sanctions and call for unity between developing economies, a call echoed by Mr. Xi.

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