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Where Does Central Asia Stand on Russia’s War in Ukraine?

Read: China vs Russia in Central Asia?In reality, however, in launching its military offensive against Ukraine, Russia’s strategic goal should be viewed as follows: further dismemberment of the country—ideally breaking it up into two separate and, perhaps, loosely connected entities based on geographic and ethnic-linguistic principles—and the restoration of a pro-Russian puppet government, potentially led by Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych who fled to Russia in 2014, which will be completely subordinate to the Kremlin’s will.
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The Montreux Convention and the Russia-Ukraine War

Read: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What China Thinks General outlines of the regime introduced by the Montreux Convention The Montreux Convention brings some assurances that reduce the security concerns of both Turkey and other Black Sea littoral countries arising from foreign warships; the convention uses the concept of warship instead of “military ship.
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Iran’s Bitter Choice and the Russia-Ukraine War

Read: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What China ThinksThe asymmetry in Tehran-Moscow relations, which have turned against Iran in recent years, lies behind Iran’s acquitting Russia of any responsibility, and blaming NATO instead of defending the territorial and political integrity of Ukraine.
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Where Belarus and Belarusians Stand on the War in Ukraine

Read: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What China Thinks Russia and Belarus: Mutual support Russia’s unwavering support continued in May 2021, after the forced landing of Ryanair Flight 4978 and during the 2021-2022 migration crisis at Belarus’s borders with its Western neighboring countries (provoking a ban on EU aircraft flying over Belarus in addition to further, and more extensive, sanctions packages).