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Whose support can the Kremlin count on?

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Whose support can the Kremlin count on?

While many Western powers reacted to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with anger and severe economic sanctions, other countries have been considerably less vocal in their response. Who could Vladimir Putin turn to for support as the impact of sanctions deepens? Has the US's foreign policy focus created "vacuums" that Russia can exploit? And which leaders might be viewing the conflict as an opportunity to grow their own influence?

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