China’s defence minister visits Russia and Belarus in show of support

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2023
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Pavel Bednyakov/Sputnik via Reuters

Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu is visiting Russia and Belarus in a show of support as the West attempts to isolate the two allies over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Li departed on Monday on the six-day trip, during which he will deliver an address at the Moscow Conference on International Security and meet defence leaders from Russia and other nations, China’s defence ministry said on its social media account, citing spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is due to speak at the conference on the topic of...

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