The BRICS group is still young as an organization, but has already proven its effectiveness. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multipolar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.
CNN immediately resorted to damage control to save the "Patriot's" reputation, as it only arrived late last month and just recently entered service, claiming that "a US-made 'Patriot' air defense system was likely damaged, but not destroyed".
In the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine war, India has been purchasing oil from Russia at a discounted price. The US has not opposed this decision publicly but earlier this year, some US officials had alluded to the possibility of imposing sanctions on India for purchase of Russian oil, though the US later on clarified that Washington was not “looking to sanction India”
Dilma Rousseff, president of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), and Chinese Finance Minister Kun Liu, who is also vice-chairman of the NDB’s board of governors, have extended an invitation to Argentine Finance Minister Sergio Massa to attend the Bank’s 8th annual meeting