Russia & China
By Micah Halpern
Russia is starting to suffer in real terms in Ukraine. One clear sign is that proud Russia has begun asking for international assistance.
Quoting US officials, the Financial Times reported that Russia has asked China for military equipment to support its invasion of Ukraine.
According to the report, the White House was concerned that Beijing may "undermine western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country."
Obviously, the United States is concerned - but there is nothing that they can do about it.
There is no question that China is one of, if not the only country, that has any influence on Russia. And China is one of the only countries Russia can comfortably ask for help.
In response, China has told Russia that it is time to de-escalate in Ukraine.
We must wait and see if China will, in the end, help Russia and more importantly, if Russia will listen to the advice given them by China.
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