Putin concedes Chinese regime has “questions and concerns” over his Ukraine fiasco

Source: CNN

“Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised China’s ‘balanced position’ on the Ukraine war, though he conceded Beijing had ‘questions and concerns’ over the invasion, in what appeared to be a veiled admission of their diverging views over the protracted military assault. Putin made the comments when meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping in person for the first time since the invasion at a regional summit in Uzbekistan, days after Russia suffered a series of major military setbacks in Ukraine. … China has offered tacit support for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, while Moscow has backed Beijing and criticized Washington over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei in August. … The two are holding talks on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional security-focused grouping that also includes India, Pakistan and four Central Asian nations.” (09/15/22)