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China’s ambassador to the US has penned an interesting op-ed for the Washington Post, saying his government knew nothing of Russia’s plans and would have tried to stop it if they had.
Beijing has been under huge pressure over its ties with Russia, claims that Russia has sought military and economic assistance from it, and questions over what China knew about the invasion before it began.
There have been claims that China had prior knowledge of Russia’s military action and demanded Russia delay it until the Winter Olympics concluded.
Recent rumours further claimed that Russia was seeking military assistance from China.