Russia’s president was granted diplomatic immunity to attend a BRICS summit in August, despite being wanted for his involvement in alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Confusion surrounding Vladimir Putin’s visit to South Africa for a BRICS Summit, which brings together the world’s major southern economies, seems to have been resolved.
In a statement published in the South African official gazette, Minister for International Relations Naledi Pandor announced he had approved diplomatic immunity for all participants at the event.
[ Editor’s Note: No surprise here. Would love to have been a fly on the wall when the deal was negotiated. S. Africa needs a lot of help. ]