A Russian-Chinese military alliance cannot be ruled out, says Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need for a Russian-Chinese military alliance now, but noted it could be forged in the future.
Putin’s statement signaled deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing amid growing tensions in their relationship with the United States. Asked during a videoconference with international foreign policy experts on Thursday whether a military union between Moscow and Beijing was possible, Putin replied that we don’t need it, but, theoretically, it is quite possible to. to imagine.
Russia and China have welcomed their strategic partnership, but have so far rejected any talk of forming a military alliance. Putin pointed to the war games staged by the armed forces of China and Russia as a signal of the countries’ burgeoning military cooperation.
Putin also noted that Russia has shared sensitive military technology that has helped significantly boost China’s military potential, but did not mention any details, saying the information was sensitive.
Without a doubt, our cooperation with China enhances the defense capability of the Chinese military,” he said, adding that the future may see even closer military ties between the two countries.
Time will show how it will develop, but we won’t rule it out, the Russian president said.
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