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MOSCOW, March 26 (Reuters) – Russia and China military non-aligned and cooperation between their armed forces is “transparent”, the president Vladimir Putin He said in a statement released on Sunday, a few days after receiving Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the Kremlin.

Russia In Ukraine, “special military while struggling to achieve success on the battlefield in what he called “operation”, Putin and Xi of March 20During the summit held on the 21st, they declared friendship and promised closer ties, including in the military field.

“We are not creating any military alliance with China,” Putin he said on state television. “Yes, we have cooperation in the field of military-technical cooperation. We do not hide it.

“Everything is transparent, there is nothing hidden.”

China and Russia At the beginning of 2022, tens of thousands of Putin’s Ukraine soldier signed an “unrestricted” partnership agreement a few weeks before the shipment. Beijing refrained from criticizing Putin’s decision and Ukraine brought up the peace plan related to The West dismissed his proposals as a ploy to buy Putin more time to rebuild his forces in Ukraine.

Washington recently said it fears Beijing could arm Russia, a charge China denies.

In a televised speech, Putin dismissed suggestions that Moscow’s strengthening ties with Beijing in areas such as energy and finance meant Russia was becoming overly dependent on China, calling them the opinions of “jealous people.”

“For decades, many wanted to turn China against the Soviet Union and Russia and vice versa. “We understand the world we live in. We really appreciate our mutual relations and the level they have reached in recent years.”


Putin as well USA and NATOaccused him of building a new global “axis” that he said bears some resemblance to the World War II alliance between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and imperial Japan.

Putin called Australia, New Zealand and South Korea “global NATO-ya” named the current countries to join and referred to the defense agreement signed by Britain and Japan earlier this year.

“That’s why Western analysts … talk about the West starting to build a new axis, similar to the one created by the fascist regimes of Germany and Italy and militarist Japan in the 1930s,” he said.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Japan and South Korea this year trip and stressed the importance of the Atlantic alliance to closely cooperate with partners in the Indo-Pacific region. He also spoke about the growing tension between the West and China and called for more military support for Ukraine.

Putin has described Russia’s actions in Ukraine as a defensive strike against an aggressive enemy West, drawing parallels with Moscow’s fight against the invading fascist German forces during World War II.

Kyiv and its Western allies considered such proposals absurd and attempted to seize Moscow’s territories and of Ukraine states that it is trying to disrupt its ability to function as an independent state.

Ukraine states that peace negotiations cannot be held until all Russian forces are withdrawn from its territory. Russia says Ukraine Moscow must come to terms with the loss of some of the territories it claims to have annexed.

Putin’s comments came a day after Russia announced it would deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, in an apparent warning to NATO about its military support for Ukraine.

Written by Alexander Marrow and Gareth Jones; Edited by Louise Heavens, Frances Kerry and Hugh Lawson

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Alexander Marrow

Thomson Reuters

Covering Russia’s economy, markets and the country’s financial, retail and technology sectors in Moscow resident correspondent focuses on Western corporates fleeing Russia and local players eyeing opportunities as the dust settles. Prior to joining Reuters, Alexander was Sky Sports News’ coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and 2018He worked on the coverage of the World Cup in Russia.

2023-03-26 15:52:25
Source – reuters

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