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Stance on Russia changes only minimally

Shaking hands in Bali: the foreign ministers of Russia and China.

For the West, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has long been persona non grata, but his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi greeted him with a handshake and a warm smile at the G20 summit in Bali on Tuesday. A look at the pictures after the fact counters the perception that emerged from the joint final declaration, which criticized Russia and was also supported by China.

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