Russia has very few real allies.

These are either totalitarian regimes, such as North Korea, or countries dependent on Russia.

Political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko listed the countries that dictator Putin can still rely on on the FREEDOM broadcast.

According to him, the decision of the International Criminal Court on the warrant for Putin's arrest will further strengthen Russia's diplomatic isolation.

"When we talk about countries that support Russia, there is simply a criterion - we look at who votes together with Russia for the resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

Syria, Belarus, Nicaragua, Eritrea, North Korea


I am not talking about the post-Soviet countries that are formally allies of Russia -

Kazakhstan, Armenia,

etc. - even they



Like China," the expert explained.

Fesenko emphasized that even


, which supplies some types of weapons to Russia, is also officially trying to distance itself from the war and is also pursuing a double policy.

Position of Turkey and India

Fesenko does not include Turkey and India among Russia's allies

"Turkey, like India, is making money from this war.

But note, the decision of the last days, confirmed today, that Turkey will stop the supply of sanctioned goods through its territory.

Due to its connection with the European market and the USA, it is forced to reckon with the Western sanctions regime, although it itself does not take part in it.

And this is also indicative," the political scientist explained.

He calls India very pragmatic and selfish, given that the country makes good money by buying cheap Russian oil at a discount.

"But at the same time, especially in recent months, India is clearly starting to distance itself from Russia and in foreign policy issues, in particular, regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine, India takes a formally neutral position.

Although an illustrative example is that India now presides over the "Big Twenty" and, since it was impossible to find a common position (Russia is also a member of the G20, and so is China), agree on a final document, and the previous document condemns Russia.

And India offered its version, which also criticizes Russia and its actions, Russia's war against Ukraine.

This is an indicative situation.

India is also trying to distance itself from Russia by maintaining neutrality," said Fesenko.


According to the expert, China has a dual policy towards Russia.

"He perceives the current war between Russia and Ukraine through the prism of relations with the USA.

That's the problem.

It is the confrontation with the USA that brings China and Russia closer together.

But since China's economic interests are tied to Western markets, and China's trade with the US and the European Union is 8 times higher than its trade with Russia, it is clear that they cannot help quarreling with the West now.

Yes, there is an ideological and political confrontation with the USA, but to go to the gap, to directly support Russia, is not economically beneficial for China," Fesenko concluded.

We will remind that today, March 20, the three-day visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Russia began.

The GUR of Ukraine reported that the report by Politico that China allegedly supplied Russia with rifles, parts for drones and body armor is not true.

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