China has weapons to give Russia an edge in Ukraine – why hasn’t it?

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2023
From The Center
Defense and Security, China, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine War, Weapons
Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP

Will China use its military resources to give Russia an edge on the battlefield? Although the Ukraine war has propelled cooperation between Beijing and Moscow, China’s calculations in Eastern Europe have more to do with the United States.

As Russia slogs into the second year of its war in Ukraine, facing a mounting toll in lives and treasure, Moscow is increasingly desperate for an infusion of lethal aid from the country that’s already serving as an economic lifeline – China.

Indeed, Beijing possesses ample, Russian-style military hardware and munitions that...

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