Russia wins Chinese backing in showdown over Ukraine


Ukraine says its military has benefited from the influx of foreign weaponry that has bolstered the military’s Soviet-era stockpile

Russia won China’s backing in its showdown with the West over Ukraine on Friday, as Beijing agreed with Moscow that the US-led NATO military alliance should not admit new members.

Erdogan has tried to position Turkey, which is a member of NATO, as a neutral mediator close to both Moscow and Kyiv.

Originally published as Russia wins Chinese backing in showdown over Ukraine