Washington advices Beijing amid Ukraine tensions

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Moscow has repeatedly dismissed claims by the United States and its European allies, including Kiev, alleging that Russia plans to invade Ukraine….reports Asian Lite News

Washington on Thursday asked Beijing to use its influence with Russia to discourage an invasion of Ukraine, media reported.

“We are calling on Beijing to use its influence with Moscow to urge diplomacy because if there is a conflict in Ukraine, it is not going to be good for China either,” reports quoted Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s number three official, as saying.

Moscow has repeatedly dismissed claims by the United States and its European allies, including Kiev, alleging that Russia plans to invade Ukraine. Russia has warned that NATO’s actions near its borders represent a national security threat and it reserves the right to move troops within its own sovereign territory.

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