The president of China, Xi Jinpingguaranteed today Wednesday in a telephone call to the Russian president Vladimir Putin that Moscow has the backing of Beijing in matters of “sovereignty and security,” state media reported.
“China wishes to continue to support Russia in matters … such as sovereignty and security and on other issues that represent a fundamental interest and a major concern,” Xi said, according to Chinese public television, during this conversation with Putin, the second since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February.
China has not condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has been accused of providing diplomatic support to Moscow, criticizing Western sanctions and the supply of weapons to kyiv.
During the phone conversation, Xi welcomed the “good development moment” of bilateral relations since the beginning of the year against a background of “world turmoil and changes.”
The Chinese president expressed his desire to “intensify strategic coordination” and “strengthen communication” with Russiaaccording to the same sources.