War in Ukraine puts Chinese in difficult position – US expert Fried
Former US State Department Sanctions Coordinator Daniel Fried believes that we should not expect a break in relations between China and Russia
He said this in the Studio West with Antin Borkovskyi program on Espreso TV.
"I believe the Chinese do not want to see Putin defeated, but they are uncomfortable that he has started this war and even more uncomfortable that he started work that he cannot win. He cannot win and he cannot stop. This puts the Chinese in a difficult position," Fried said.
According to him, the Chinese don't want Putin to lose, but they also do not want to be involved in his defeat.
"They don't want to be dragged down by his loss or tie themselves to Putin too closely. We shouldn't expect a break between China and Russia, but China's enthusiasm for supporting Putin's war is probably limited. This is a partnership with limits, after all," he added.
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