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Russia’s welcome to Brics summit shows disconnect with West

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

The Brics nation summit, hosted virtually by the Chinese president Xi Jinpinggave Mr Putin his most publicized international stage in the four months since his forces invaded neighboring Ukraine, and he has used it to speak out against economic sanctions and call for unity between developing economies, a call echoed by Mr. Xi.


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