Russian President Vladimir Putin at the video meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the video meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping pledges Chinese support for Russia as pressure mounts on Vladimir Putin over Ukraine

  • The Chinese leader said the two sides must step up joint efforts to protect their interests in a video call with his Russian counterpart
  • Putin was the first world leader to say he would attend the Winter Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing in February

Topic |   China-Russia relations
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the video meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the video meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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