TENSPORTSZONE – The war between Russia and Ukraine, which has now been more than a month lasting approximately 43 days, has raised fears that a new global war will begin.
The following are six countries that are most likely to support Russia in the event of a conflict, including China and India.
Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a massive invasion of Ukraine, the West has been very careful in handling its response.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called and called on the west for a no-fly zone against Russian aircraft to be imposed in his country.
However, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has rejected his application due to fears of escalating war beyond Ukraine’s borders. So, if a new world war did occur, which countries would likely offer their support to Russia.
Ahead of Vladimir Putin’s invasion, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Moscow on a two-day state visit. During his journey. He angrily retaliated against demands from the West to speak out against Russia.
Last month, the 69-year-old spoke out after 22 diplomats in Islamabad published a joint letter calling on the Pakistani government to join a United Nations (UN) resolution condemning the Russian attack. Pakistan was one of several countries that abstained from voting on the issue.
He said, “I would like to ask the EU ambassador, Did you write such a letter to India?” Last month, the 69-year-old spoke out after 22 diplomats in Islamabad published a joint letter calling on the Pakistani government to join a United Nations (UN) resolution condemning the Russian attack.
Pakistan was one of several countries that abstained from voting on the issue. He said, “I would like to ask the EU ambassador, Did you write such a letter to India?”
Although China has sought to distance itself from Russia in recent weeks, it has not condemned the invasion by President Putin. Beijing instead underlined its neutrality and described Sino-Russian relations as one of “strategic partnership”.
Like Pakistan, China has abstained from two United Nations (UN) votes on Russian aggression.
India has said the sanctions imposed by the West are not the answer to the war between Russia and Ukraine but have come under increasing pressure from the US to condemn President Putin.
Three weeks ago, Donald Lu, the US State Department’s assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, said, “Now is the time for India to distance itself from Russia even more.”
Moscow is India’s biggest arms supplier and New Delhi signed a $5.43 billion deal to buy Russia’s S-400 missile defense system in 2018.
- South Africa
The leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) has fallen back into Cold War friendship with Moscow, with former president Jacob Zuma issuing a recent statement calling President Putin “a man of peace” and his western allies “a bully”.
Although Zuma does not speak on behalf of the Government, pro-Russian feelings are known to run deep within South Africa’s ANC party.
- Brazil and Mexico
Both Brazil and Mexico have refused to impose sanctions on Russia and avoided condemning the invasion.
Mexican President Lopez Obrador, a left-wing populist, said, “We will not carry out any economic retaliation because we want to have good relations with all Governments in the world.”