Russian President Vladimir Putin was escorted by 4 Russian fighter jets on Wednesday as he jetted in to the Gulf on a uncommon journey overseas.
The Kremlin chief’s aircraft was flanked by Sukhoi-35S fighter jets as he arrived within the UAE earlier, as he seems to be to shore up help within the Gulf by visiting the United Arab Emirates whereas it hosts the COP28 local weather talks.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed his “expensive buddy” within the capital Abu Dhabi, to the fury of Ukrainians on the COP28 local weather convention over the harm to Ukraine’s countryside by Russia’s newest invasion.
Alina Abramenko, employee on the Ukrainian pavilion at COP28, mentioned: “Crime in opposition to setting needs to be declared as a world crime.”
She referred to as it “unusual” that we are able to “talk about environmental crimes and we are able to invite (Vladimir) Putin to be right here”.
Mr Putin didn’t go to the convention web site, which is all the time policed by the United Nations during the talks.
In a present of solidarity with Ukrainians, US local weather envoy John Kerry made a degree of visiting Ukraine’s pavilion at COP28 on Wednesday.
It’s a uncommon journey for the Russian president, who faces an arrest warrant from the Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC) that accuses him of being personally chargeable for the abductions of kids from Ukraine throughout his struggle on the nation.
Neither Saudi Arabia nor the UAE has signed the ICC founding treaty, which means they haven’t any obligation to detain Mr Putin over the warrant.
Troopers on horseback and with camels lined President Putin’s arrival route, with Russian and Emirati flags draped from lampposts.
The conspicuously heat welcome from the Emirates, which has main safety ties with the US, displays the UAE’s enterprise ties to Russia which have exploded since Western sanctions focused Moscow.
Later he flew on to fulfill Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, the place they are going to focus on oil, Gaza and Ukraine.