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Ukraine war

Biden warns Xi of consequences if China aids Russian war effort

'Ukraine crisis is not something we want to see," Chinese leader says

U.S. President Joe Biden on a video call with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House Situation Room on March 18. (The White House/Handout)   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden warned Chinese President Xi Jinping of the consequences it faces should China provide any material support to Russia, and Xi described the Ukraine crisis as "not something we want to see," in a nearly two-hour video call on Friday.

Coming at Biden's request, the discussion was the first time the leaders spoke since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has reshuffled both men's foreign policy maneuvering since their first video call in November.

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