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Putin’s selfishness pushed Russia into the arms of China

“Friendship without borders” – this is how Chinese President Xi Jinping (69) described his relationship with Russia and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (69) at the beginning of the year and promised his support to the Kremlin boss.

Nearly six months after the war in Ukraine, it looks like Russia will back down on the Chinese offer. The economy is weakening and the arms industry is suffering so badly from the war that Russia is unable to supply tanks to its ally Belarus. Apart from Syria, North Korea and Iran, Putin can also turn to China for help. So will Putin soon seek the help of his old friend Xi?

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