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  • China to send troops to Russia for joint military exercises

    China will send a contingent of its troops to Russia to participate in joint military exercises involving several other countries, including India, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan, reports Radio Liberty, citing the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

    According to the statement of the Chinese Defense Ministry, China's participation in the joint exercises "is not related to the current international and regional situation," probably implying a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, …

  • Zelensky: China can convince Russia to stop the war in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is looking for an opportunity to talk directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    "I would like to talk to the Chinese president directly. I had one conversation with Xi Jinping, that was a year ago. Since the beginning of the Russian large-scale aggression on February 24, we have officially asked for a conversation, but we have not had a single conversation with China, although I believe that this would be useful," the Ukrainian President said in an …

  • Russia says it’s ready to help China in the event of an armed conflict with Taiwan

    Russia is ready to provide military assistance to China in the event of an armed conflict with  Taiwan, said the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov.

    "I see no reason to refuse to help the Chinese. But I would like this interaction with China to be bilateral, that is, we should get some benefit from this cooperation," he said.

    "In principle, nothing is impossible. We understand that sometimes it is a matter of chance. …

  • As part of secret agreements Russia avoids bombing Chinese-owned facilities in Ukraine

    Russia avoids bombing Chinese-owned facilities Ukraine, reports the Ukrainian news website Nashi Groshi (Our Money).

    According to media reports, this is due to non-public agreements between Russia and China in which China promised to avoid taking any side in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    At the beginning of the invasion, Beijing allegedly managed to negotiate with Moscow a permission to continue to independently manage its interests in Ukraine, regardless of the outcome of the war.

    It is …

  • China's President declines Putin's invitation to visit Russia

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping declined the invitation of Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Russia, reported the Japanese newspaper Yeimuri Shimbun.

    Putin invited Xi Jinping to visit Russia during a private conversation that took place on June 15.

    The head of the Chinese Communist Party refused, explaining that in the near future "it will be difficult to do this" allegedly because of coronavirus restrictions.

    At the same time, Japanese journalists believe that in fact the reason was that …

  • US State Department says China on wrong side of history for backing Russia

    After Chinese President Xi Jinping declared his support for Russia’s “sovereignty and security” during a Wednesday phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the US State Department said countries siding with the Kremlin over the invasion of Ukraine will be “on the wrong side of history”, the Washington Post reported.

    Xi said China is “willing to work with Russia to continue supporting each other on their respective core interests concerning sovereignty and security,” according to …

  • NATO calls on China to condemn Russia over invasion of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the leaders of the alliance urge China to uphold international order and condemn Moscow over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

     “Our message to China is that they should join the rest of the world and clearly condemn the brutal war against Ukraine,” Stoltenberg stated during a press conference following a meeting of the alliance’s leadership.

    China is retaining its diplomatic and economic ties with Russia and has thus far failed to provide any …

  • China promises to never attack Ukraine and provide economic support

    China will never attack Ukraine and will respect the path that Ukrainians choose, said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Ukraine Fan Xianrong at a meeting with the head of the military administration of the Lviv region, Maxim Kozitsky.

    According to him, China, on the contrary, will help Ukraine, in particular in the economic direction.

    "Each year, our country imports goods from all over the world worth more than $ 3 trillion. We are ready to …

  • China refuses to supply aircraft components to Russian airlines

    China has refused to supply Russian airlines with aircraft components. "We have instructed the airlines to determine themselves where it is possible to purchase these spare parts. As far as I know, they [the airlines] turned to China, but the Chinese refused, " Valery Kudinov, head of Airworthiness Maintenance Department of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, told reporters on the sidelines of the MRO Russia & CIS conference.

    According to him, now Russian carriers will look for …

  • Xi: China supports Russia’s demands for ‘non-expansion of NATO’

    Beijing supports Russian demands for "non-expansion of NATO, “said Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a joint, published on the Kremlin's website.

    The document says that the countries "oppose the further expansion of NATO, call on the North Atlantic Alliance to abandon the ideological approaches of the Cold War, to respect the sovereignty, security and interests of other countries, the diversity of their civilizational and cultural-historical structures, to …