Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

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.