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China signals support for Russia as war in Ukraine grinds on

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Huangshan, China, on March 30, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - China has signalled it is doubling down on its support for Russia, at a time when international pressure is building on Moscow to reach a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday (March 30) that "China-Russia relations have withstood the new test of the changing international situation, maintained the correct direction of progress and shown tenacious development momentum".

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