International Business Times
March 3, 2014
China has backed Russia in a tense standoff with the US and Europe that has erupted following the pro-West revolution in Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the unfolding crisis in its southern neighbour in a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.
“The foreign ministers of both countries exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. They noted the coincidence of positions on this aspect,” a spokesperson for the Russian ministry said, Itar-Tass news agency reported.
The phone call came after Russia’s G8 partners, including the US and Britain, condemned the Kremlin’s decision to deploy troops in Crimea, purportedly to protect the ethnic Russians living there from radicals and extremists.
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