Russia exercised its right to veto the resolution condemning its country’s invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations Security Council. Four days later, in the General Assembly, now non-binding, Moscow’s international isolation was demonstrated, with 141 of the 193 member states condemning its offensive.
After 40 days of war, the positions of some countries close to the Kremlin, such as Kazakhstan, have changed. Other countries, such as Hungary, carry out conflicting policies, such as condemning Putin’s offensive in Ukraine at the UN, but days later renouncing the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, and preventing their European partners from transporting them through their territory. Viktor Orban’s ties to Vladimir Putin have not prevented him from scoring his fifth electoral victory in Hungary this Sunday, the fourth in a row. His stance has brought him into conflict with his ultra-conservative partner in the European club, Poland.
US President Joe Biden says Russian leader Vladimir Putin has a plan: reestablish the former Soviet Union. But what has been the position of these countries in the face of the Russian offensive?
EL PAÍS has brought together the former Soviet republics and the nations that were part of the Warsaw Pact, a military alliance that confronted NATO during the Cold War, in a famous children’s game, the Who is who?
In the video that accompanies this news, we reveal:
– The position of the neighboring nations of Ukraine before the Russian invasion.
– The countries of the Eastern board that have shown their support for the Kremlin in the United Nations.
– The change of direction in some European countries close to Putin’s positions before his offensive.
– The delicate situation in which other nations find themselves that fear being next in the face of a possible escalation of the conflict.
– The countries that have decided to look the other way in this contest despite their ties to Moscow.