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Asia seeks independent positions on Russia issue

South Korea’s President Yoon does not want to be harnessed: he talks with his U.S. counterpart.

The West has a clear position toward Russia and China – and seems to expect the rest of the world to fall in line. This is also reflected in the statement from the recent NATO summit: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine”. President Vladimir Putin, who has perpetrated an “assault on international norms,” should stop the war immediately. NATO calls on “all states, including the People’s Republic of China, to uphold the international order.” Beijing was urged “to cease amplifying the Kremlin’s false narratives, in particular on the war and on NATO”.

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