US confronts China for tacitly aiding Russia in Ukraine war: Report

US officials said they agree the Russia-China relationship is extremely close now and China is doing more than it did before in support of Russia

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The Biden administration has confronted China’s government with evidence that suggests some Chinese state-owned firms may be providing assistance for Russia’s war effort in Ukraine, as it tries to ascertain if Beijing is aware of those activities, according to sources.
The sources declined to detail the support except to say that it consists of non-lethal military and economic assistance that stops short of wholesale evasion of the sanctions regime the US and its allies imposed after Russian forces invaded Ukraine.
The trend is worrying enough that US officials have raised the matter with their Chinese counterparts and warned about the implications of supplying material support for the war. 

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

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