Russian leader Vladimir Putin pitched his war and blasted the West in a meeting Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan.
Russia has dramatically increased energy sales to China in recent months as Europe purchases declined because of sanctions.
The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO), a security alliance created as a counterweight to U.S. influence.
The alliance also includes India, Pakistan and four ex-Soviet nations in Central Asia.
Putin said he understood China’s “questions and concerns” regarding the war. “We highly appreciate the wellbalanced position of our Chinese friends in connection with the Ukrainian crisis,” Putin said.
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