torsdag 31. mars 2022

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of Ukraine war

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week -- two countries under pressure to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine as the death toll from the unprovoked conflict rises. Lavrov met first with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday before a planned flight to India on Thursday, in only his second trip abroad since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

On paper, Lavrov's meeting with Wang was ostensibly about the turmoil in Afghanistan. But one expert said it was "inconceivable" they wouldn't discuss the situation in Ukraine, including harsh sanctions imposed by the international community on Russia and its ally Belarus.