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The UK has criticized Russia in the Security Council.  Moscow accuses West of complicity – Observer

The UK has criticized Russia in the Security Council. Moscow accuses West of complicity – Observer

Russian President Vladimir Putin today extended his Christmas and New Year greetings to the leaders of friendly countries. China, India, Turkey and others in Latin AmericaIgnoring hostile Western leaders, the Kremlin said.

The Christmas greeting marks a realignment of the Kremlin's foreign policy since Russia's military campaign in Ukraine began nearly two years ago.

The Kremlin accuses the West of approving thousands of sanctions against their country and supplying the Ukrainian military with vast amounts of weapons with the sole purpose of achieving Russia's “strategic defeat” on the battlefield.

The only exception to the rule is Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor OrbánIn his message, Putin pledged to continue constructive and practical cooperation in the interests of the two peoples.

In a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Putin stressed The Moscow and Beijing summits represented a “strong impetus”. For the development of bilateral relations, it allows this year's trade to exceed 200 billion dollars (about 180 billion euros).

For Turkey, the Russian leader highlights energy and infrastructure, cooperation in conflict resolution and key joint projects by 2024. Defends continued political dialogue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoganIn support of stability and security in the Eurasian continent.

Putin also congratulated Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaHe expressed hope that the two countries would coordinate positions on international affairs, albeit within the boundaries of the BRICS group [bloco de países de economias emergentes constituído pelo Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul]Or in the G20, headed by Russia and Brazil respectively in 2024.

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The Kremlin leader also addressed it Friendship with Venezuela – whose president Nicolás Maduro will visit the country next year – Defending the “high level” and “effective” development of cooperation with Nicaragua and Bolivia, in messages sent to their presidents, Daniel Ortega and Luis Arce.

Putin also congratulated the Cuban leader. Miguel Díaz-Canel and General Raul Castro for Christmas and Liberation DayIt is celebrated annually on January 1 on the island, defending the development of its relations in the interests of “a democratic and just world order”.

According to the Kremlin, Putin also sent Christmas wishes to Pope Francis and former Western leaders, such as France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Gerhard Schröder.