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.
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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.