Russia-China partnership has limits
China's partnership with
Russia has limits, despite rhetoric to the contrary, and Europe
should welcome any attempts by Beijing to distance itself from
Moscow's war in Ukraine, European Union foreign policy chief
Josep Borrell said on Friday.
Borrell's remarks followed a summit this week between
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi
Jinping. The two leaders declared a "no limits" partnership in
February 2022, just days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
But Borrell said that while China had forged close economic
and diplomatic ties with Russia, it had not formed a military
alliance with Moscow and had not supplied arms to help Russia
with its war in Ukraine.
"This unlimited friendship seems to have some limits,"
Borrell told reporters in Brussels.
"China has not crossed any red lines for us."