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Ukraine war

In 7-hour talks, U.S. raises concerns about China aligning with Russia

Sullivan meets with Yang after reports about Moscow's request for war assistance

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, had a seven-hour meeting in Rome with China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, left. (Photo from homepage of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs)   © Kyodo

PARIS/WASHINGTON -- U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised concerns Monday about Chinese cooperation with the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a seven-hour meeting in Rome with China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi.

Sullivan's meeting with Yang, the first meeting of the two in five months, followed reports that Russia has asked China for military equipment and for additional economic assistance to counteract the sanctions. 

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