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Ukraine crisis 'impacts' Indo-Pacific, Blinken says at Quad meeting

Foreign ministers gather in Australia with regional order 'under pressure'

From left: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speak to reporters on Feb. 11.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Russia's threat to Ukraine may be unfolding "half a world away," but it still has bearing on the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed on Friday.

Meeting with his Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) counterparts from Australia, India and Japan in Melbourne, Blinken said Moscow's "dangerous actions" and the support it has drawn from "some countries" undermine the principles democracies adhere to.

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