Russia’s war in Ukraine challenges old comrades in Southeast Asia
Vladimir Putin’s absence from the G20 Summit in Bali also undermines talk of a Russian pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.“Western countries are striving to maintain a former world order that is beneficial only to them,” he told attendees at the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok in September.
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Biélorusian President Alexandre Loukachenko accused the Ukrainian government of rejecting peace talks with Russia and warned that, without dialogue, Ukraine Risk "complete destruction" in the conflict that broke out in February.
"Everything is in the hands of Ukraine," said Loukachenko, a key ally in the conflict of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom he has strengthened his military cooperation in recent months, according to statements to Yerevan reported by the Agency Belta press.
Putin Launches Missile Rampage After Scathing Presidential Diss
In one of the largest attacks on Ukraine since the invasion began this year, Russia unleashed a barrage of approximately 100 missiles on Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine Tuesday, hitting residential buildings and leaving half of Kyiv residents without electricity, authorities said. Russia unleashed the barrage of missiles just hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly lambasted Moscow at the G20 summit, referring to the group of member states as the “G19” in a slight to the Kremlin.
The Belarusian leader recognized that it could be "hard, difficult, painful" for kyiv, but "they must do so if they want to recover". "Otherwise, this will lead to the complete destruction of Ukraine," he warned.
For Mr. Loukachenko, "peace talks are inevitable", although the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has clearly indicated in recent months that he does not sit to negotiate as long as Mr. Putin will continue to shoot the strings and that Russia will not have withdrawn its troops from Ukraine.
President Belarusian considers that "Europe has finally opened its eyes" and can put pressure on kyiv for him to accept dialogue, since war is "at his door" and that the conflict could end up costing their Employment to leaders such as French Emmanuel Macron and German Olaf Scholz.
Ex-NATO chief says Russian army disorganised, using old weapons .
Al Jazeera interviews Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO’s chief from 2009 until 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.Earlier this week, at a NATO meeting in Bucharest, Romania, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Russia of using “winter as a weapon of war”.