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Putin and Xi condemn U.S., agree to strengthen Russia-China strategic ties

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday pledged to deepen the countries' already close strategic ties and condemned what they claimed was aggressive behavior from the U.S.

Why it matters: The joint statement from the two leaders is an overt snub to U.S. officials, who traveled to China last month and objected to Beijing's material and financial support for Russia throughout its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

In the joint statement, they condemned the U.S. for "hegemonic attempts" to change the balance of power in Northeast Asia and for its "intimidation in the military sphere" against North...

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