A military recruitment billboard in St Petersburg with the slogan “Serving Russia is a real job”. Photo: AFP
A military recruitment billboard in St Petersburg with the slogan “Serving Russia is a real job”. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

China holds firm on its Ukraine stance while Putin sends more troops

  • Beijing reiterates call for negotiated resolution after Russian president activates 300,000-strong military reserve
  • In an address to the nation, Putin also accused the West of ‘nuclear blackmail’ and promised to use ‘all means’ to protect territorial integrity

A military recruitment billboard in St Petersburg with the slogan “Serving Russia is a real job”. Photo: AFP
A military recruitment billboard in St Petersburg with the slogan “Serving Russia is a real job”. Photo: AFP
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