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Russia and China extend friendship

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has won China’s support for his demand for binding security agreements from the West. China’s President Xi Jinping assured Putin of this in a video conference, a representative of the presidential office in Moscow announced on Wednesday. Earlier, Putin had briefed Xi on his recent conversation with US President Joe Biden. Xi had assured Putin that he understood the latter’s concerns and supported the Russian initiative. Xi himself, according to Chinese state media, said both countries should safeguard each other’s security interests. He told Putin that currently “certain international forces” were interfering in the internal affairs of China and Russia under the guise of democracy. These forces were trampling on international law and accepted norms of international relations.

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