By far Russia President Putin’s main and one of his only remaining allies is the self appointed leader of Belarus.
This piece goes into how he is simply being used as a distraction however:
While Putin simply tries to do what he has always done. Buy as much time as possible as his grip on power goes.
All the while indifference from nations costs Ukraine a price in blood. Also effecting the global economy, cost of food prices, gas and energy prices, refugees and more due to Putin’s Russia.