The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, He has denied this Sunday a possible military alliance with China in the war in Ukraine and assured that his relations in this area with Beijing are limited solely to general cooperation. Putin has come out of the way of rumors that pointed to a possible military link specifically aimed at the war in Ukraine between the two countries after the visit to Moscow of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
“We maintain a relationship in the field of military-technical cooperationWe do not hide it, but it is transparent, there is nothing secret,” the president assured in an interview with Rossiya 24 collected by the TASS and Interfax agencies.
“What we have,” he insisted, “is not a military alliance; it is absolutely false.” On the contrary, Putin has indeed accused the United States of carrying out a plan to “globalize” its alliances in an international coalition beyond NATO against Russian interests, in the purest style of the Axis powers during the Second World War, in relation to Hitler’s German Reich, Italy and Japan.
“What is the United States doing? They are creating more and more new alliances, and this gives Western analysts, Western political scientists, reasons to say that the West is building new ‘axes,'” he added in the interview.
In particular, Putin recalled that in 2022 NATO agreed on a new strategic concept for the bloc’s development “Where it is directly written that NATO is going to develop relations with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, with countries like New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.” “In this document they declare their intention to create a ‘global NATO’. What do we call that?” added the president.