Russian President Putin joins BRICS leaders to discuss the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the summit seeking a collective response.
Extraordinary BRICS summit via videoconference on November 21 to address the conflict.
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa make up the BRICS group participating in the summit.
Antonio Guterres to participate in the virtual meeting, aiming for a joint statement.
Russia maintains close relations with both Israel and the Palestinians, offering a potential mediating role.
Putin criticizes the West for fueling tensions and Israel for its actions in the conflict.