The US ambassador Nicholas Burns accused Russia of waging an illegal and unprovoked war. Photo: AP
The US ambassador Nicholas Burns accused Russia of waging an illegal and unprovoked war. Photo: AP

US and Russian ambassadors to China clash over Ukraine war at Beijing forum

  • US envoy Nicholas Burns says the ‘unprovoked’ invasion violates the UN Charter and dismisses Russia’s claims that Nato expansion was a threat
  • But Moscow’s representative Andrey Denisov says the alliance is at war with Russia ‘by proxy’ and says Beijing can help act as a mediator

The US ambassador Nicholas Burns accused Russia of waging an illegal and unprovoked war. Photo: AP
The US ambassador Nicholas Burns accused Russia of waging an illegal and unprovoked war. Photo: AP
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