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Estonian president sees China's support for Moscow as 'rhetoric'

World will not recognize votes in occupied Ukraine to join Russia, Alar Karis says

Estonian President Alar Karis said the country will do "anything we can" with sanctions against Moscow. (Photo by Hiona Shiraiwa)

NEW YORK -- Russia is not receiving as much support from China and India as President Vladimir Putin had expected following its invasion of Ukraine, Estonian President Alar Karis told Nikkei on Tuesday, stressing Moscow's deepening international isolation.

Karis argued that the friendship with "no limits" declared by Moscow and Beijing shortly before the invasion is "just rhetoric," adding that "we watch concrete steps" instead.

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