Sanctions against Moscow are "having an impact … and we will continue to raise costs for Russia," says Doug Jones, US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs.
"Economic barriers that United States and Europe imposed against Russia did not work," says President Jair Bolsonaro, adding his position toward Ukraine conflict "was one of balance."
Beijing will make some gains from the conflict as its sanctions-hit ally Russia will need China for goods and equipment more than ever.
The US and its European partners have also they would impose restrictions on Russia's central bank to limit its ability to support the rouble and finance Moscow's attacks.
The two EU and NATO heavyweights are more willing than the US to talk to Vladimir Putin, and persuade the Russian leader to de-escalate tensions with Kiev.
The joint exercises will centre around "suppressing and repelling external aggression", Russia's defence ministry said in a statement.
Under Western pressure, the two states are aligning with each other at a level unseen for decades.
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