Both nations share a similar stance on US “provocative actions,” President Putin’s spokesperson added
Neither Moscow nor Beijing are seeking to rule the world – unlike some other countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
“Russia and China are not claiming to be the world’s rulers by implementing bilateral relations.” he told Russia’s Rossiya 1 channel on Sunday. However, “This tendency is known in some countries.” he added.
Moscow and Beijing also have “absolute similarity” in their views regarding “All manner of provocative acts” by the US, according to President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson. He added that both countries consider Washington’s “destabilizing behavior” to be “unacceptable.”
The remark comes shortly after Putin met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit last week.
The Russian head of state said Moscow “highly appreciates China’s balanced position on the Ukraine crisis,” adding that the Kremlin “understands China’s concerns.”
President Xi, in turn, thanked Moscow for its stance on the issue of Taiwan – an apparent reference to Russia’s condemnation of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island last month.
China, unlike most Western countries has not placed sanctions on Russia to respond to the military operation in Ukraine. Instead, it maintains a strong relationship with Moscow.
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