Russia Seeks Military Equipment From China After Ukraine Invasion – Reports

KYIV, UKRAINE – MARCH 14: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY â MANDATORY CREDIT – “STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF UKRAINE / HANDOUT” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) Firefighters work by a damaged apartment building which was hit by Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 14, 2022. At least two people were killed and dozens of others were wounded by Russian airstrikes that hit a high-rise building in Ukrainian capital Kyiv. (Photo by State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

PARIS, France – Russia has asked China for military equipment since its Feb.24 invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times and Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. officials.

Russia, which calls its action in Ukraine a ‘special operation’, and China have tightened cooperation as they have come under strong Western pressure over human rights and a raft of other issues.

Beijing has not condemned Russia’s attack and does not call it an invasion, but has urged a negotiated solution.