EU urges China's Xi not to help Russia evade sanctions over Ukraine

Politics Economy

The European Union on Friday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping not to support Russia in any efforts it may make to evade economic sanctions, with Western countries such as the United States seeking to prevent Moscow from escalating its war with Ukraine. During his virtual summit with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, however, Xi indicated his opposition to punitive sanctions on Russia, which has been deepening its economic cooperation with China. Xi called on the EU to "increase communication" with China "on issues concerning glo...

Kyodo News

Kyodo News Asia