China’s Defense Chief Offers Full Support to Russia on Ukraine War


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China's defense minister, Dong Jun, gave his full support to Russia's war in Ukraine during a video call with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu. China's newly appointed defense chief and Shoigu discussed boosting military cooperation and coordination as the Russia-Ukraine war drags on. Tensions surrounding the Ukraine crisis have tested the resilience of the China-Russia partnership, with Beijing supporting the Kremlin's plans economically rather than openly amid international pressure. The Russian government released a video of Dong Jun's message to Shoigu, in which he said China would stand with Russia on the Ukraine issue despite pressure from the U.S. and...