China denies US claim that Russia asked for help in Ukraine

The Jerusalem Post reports: “China denied on Tuesday claims by US officials that Russia had sought military assistance in Ukraine and accused Washington of spreading ‘malicious disinformation’ that risked escalating the conflict.

‘The US has repeatedly spread malicious disinformation against China on the Ukraine issue,’ the Chinese embassy in London told Reuters in a statement.

‘China has been playing a constructive role in promoting peace talks,’ it added.

‘The top priority now is to ease the situation, instead of adding fuel to the fire, and work for diplomatic settlement rather than further escalate the situation.’

Britain says China should not support Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, junior foreign office minister James Cleverly said on Tuesday…”

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