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The Russian ministry says China and Russia have similar views on the United States and Ukraine

The Russian ministry says China and Russia have similar views on the United States and Ukraine

The United States and its allies said they were concerned about the growing alliance between China and Russia

Foreign Ministers Wang Yi (China) and Sergei Lavrov (Russia)

Reuters – Senior diplomats from Russia and China noted a “convergence” of their positions on the “anti-Russian, anti-China” views of the United States and agreed that any attempt to resolve the crisis in Ukraine must include Moscow, senior diplomats from Russia and China said early Tuesday. (Monday in Brazil) Russian Foreign Ministry.

Wang Yi, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s representative for international negotiations, is visiting Moscow for several days to hold meetings with Russian officials on security and foreign policy.

He arrived in Moscow after meeting in Malta with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, in talks that the White House considered “sincere” and “constructive.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on Telegram, “A convergence has been observed in the positions of both parties regarding American actions in the international arena, including those of an anti-Russian and anti-China nature.”

The United States and its allies have said they are concerned about the growing alliance between China and Russia, which has strengthened after Moscow sent thousands of troops to Ukraine in 2022 in what Washington and Kiev say is an unprovoked act of aggression.

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Although they did not commit to providing military aid for mutual defense, and Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks Chinese support more than the other way around, the two countries said they were close to balancing American influence in global affairs.

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The Russian Ministry said that Wang’s talks with Lavrov include preparations for Russia’s participation in the third Belt and Road Forum in Beijing next October, without confirming whether Putin will attend the event.

“The negotiations were conducted in a reliable and constructive manner, which is inherent in the Russian-Chinese dialogue,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that the two men spoke “in detail” about Ukraine, “pointing out the futility of attempts to resolve the crisis without taking into account interests, especially without Russia’s participation.”