About this Putin assured the President of China. It was recorded by Russian television

As the Financial Times describes, Putin’s comments during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan on Thursday were the first public admission to the differences between Beijing and Moscow over the war in Ukraine.

“We highly value the balanced position of our Chinese friends when it comes to the Ukrainian crisis,” Putin told Xi, according to material provided by the Russian state news channel Zvezda. – We understand your questions and concerns on this matter. During today’s meeting, of course, we will explain our position – he pointed out.

Long stalemate

As the Financial Times recalls, Beijing has long wanted to portray itself as neutral about the war in Ukraine. Last week, China’s third-most senior official, Li Zhanshu, was quoted by the Russian Duma as saying that Beijing “fully understands the necessity of all measures taken by Russia (…) we provide our assistance.”

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