Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) during their talks in Tehran on July 19. Photo: Sputnik via AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) during their talks in Tehran on July 19. Photo: Sputnik via AP

Ukraine war: US vowed to isolate Russia but Putin’s jet-setting shows it is hard to do

  • Washington’s efforts to shun Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine appear to have been lacking bite as Putin and his top diplomat Lavrov meet leaders, including US allies
  • The US, which is in contact with Russia over the release of American detainees, has conceded it needs to engage with the Kremlin as well

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) during their talks in Tehran on July 19. Photo: Sputnik via AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) during their talks in Tehran on July 19. Photo: Sputnik via AP
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