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Ukraine war

U.S. officials say Russia has asked China for military help in Ukraine: FT

White House fears move is sign of increasingly close ties between Beijing and Moscow

Yang Jiechi, China’s top foreign policy official, is to meet US national security adviser Jake Sullivan in Rome to discuss Ukraine this week.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Financial Times) -- Russia has asked China for military equipment to support its invasion of Ukraine, according to US officials, sparking concern in the White House that Beijing may undermine western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country.

US officials told the Financial Times that Russia had requested military equipment and other assistance since the start of the invasion.

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