Self Vladimir Putin counted on the vertex of Samarkand to strengthen its international position and give life to a geopolitical front opposite to the Western one, the final result was very close to failure. Because inflation bites everywhere in the world and the ‘Tsar’ has clearly perceived how those who in theory are his allies are instead parading, and a verification in this sense will probably arrive in the next few hours with the Assembly of United Nations.
No weapons from China
In the classic tradition of prudence, the China from Xi Jinping he reaffirmed his constructive friendship with Russia, also with the prospect of becoming its hegemon. But Beijing reiterated its opposition to sending weapons for the war in Ukraine, so much so that Putin had to turn to North Korea (for rockets and bullets) and Iran (for drones), which have been on the fringes of the international community for years. China cannot afford to risk losing Western markets by ending up under sanctions.
Not only that: the same Xi Jinping, on the way to Samarkand made a stop in Nursultanthe Kazakh capital, where he insured a Tokayev China’s support for the defense of independence, speaking out “against any external interference in the affairs of your country”. Where the only possible interference is the Russian one. It is a symptom of the growing malaise caused by the invasion of Ukraine into the former Soviet Central Asian republics, none of which has ever acknowledged the annexation of Crimea.
Criticism from India
L’Indiawhich had not yet condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has indeed absorbed a lot of the energy market exported from Moscow, has instead made its voice clearly heard with the premier Ways, who clearly told Putin that “this is not an era of war” and that their discussion was to serve “to advance on a path of peace”. Same score from Turkeyfor voice of Erdogan. But it is also a position, that of New Delhi, which strengthens the Quad, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue that sees India, the United States, Japan and Australia as protagonists. And it is a dynamic that can also have repercussions on China, because the rapprochement between India and America objectively puts the Dragon in greater difficulty..
As he observes atAdnkronos Francesco Sisci, sinologist and profound connoisseur of Asian dynamics, the “groomed” to Putin came from an India that “has historically solid relations with Russia, buys weapons from Russia as well as oil and raw materials at discounted prices”. And, he comments, for a “practical reason, inflation” has arrived because, “beyond the discounts that India can obtain, there is global inflation determined by the uncertainty of the war and by the generalized increase in raw materials and oil “.CopyAMP code