The events of recent weeks confirm day by day that Russia no longer finds such diplomatic support as before. China and India, the biggest buyers of Russian oil, did not come out as a united front in Russia's defence, as the Kremlin expected, but declared the need to counteract the global crisis provoked by the war.
"China supports all efforts to peacefully resolve the Ukrainian crisis. Facilitating peace talks is an urgent priority. The fundamental solution is to address the legitimate security concerns of all parties and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture," Wang Yi.
United States government officials cheered amid the obvious: China refused to hand over arms to Russia. Evidence of this is Russia's need to buy weapons from Iran and North Korea. This is also the position taken by India.
"As the conflict in Ukraine continues to rage, we are often asked which side we are on. Our answer every time is direct and honest — India is on the side of the world and will firmly remain there. We are on the side that calls for dialogue and diplomacy as a common conclusion," Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, minister of foreign affairs of India.