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China should pay for propping up Putin’s war: Nato chief

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Published: 21:33, 18 June 2024  
China should pay for propping up Putin’s war: Nato chief

The head of Nato has said that China should face consequences for supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine, if it does not change its ways.

Jens Stoltenberg said Beijing was ‘trying to get it both ways’ by supporting Russia's war effort, while also trying to maintain relationships with European allies.

“This cannot work in the long run,” Mr Stoltenberg said during a visit to Washington.

In the wide-ranging interview, Mr Stoltenberg also addressed nuclear weapons and defence spending.

His comments come as Russia shows no sign of easing its war against Ukraine. 

A peace summit held in Switzerland at the weekend saw dozens of nations commit to supporting Kyiv, but Russia called it a waste of time and said it would only agree to peace talks if Ukraine essentially surrendered.

When pressed on what Nato members might do about China's support of Russia, Mr Stoltenberg said there was an "ongoing conversation" about possible sanctions.

Source: BBC

 

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