Putin stated that Russia – China has no plan to form a military alliance, but will cooperate in many areas.
Moscow does not have any military alliance with Beijing and has no plans to build a military bloc in East Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a year-end press conference at the World Trade Center in Moscow on Monday. by.
The statement came after a Japanese journalist questioned Russia-China military and technical cooperation, including Moscow's support for Beijing to build a missile early warning system. This correspondent thinks this is a sign of a military alliance about to form between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a year-end news conference in Moscow, Russia on December 19. Image: EPA.
Putin denied this claim, claiming that the missile early warning system was merely a defensive measure and that such system development did not significantly affect the balance of power in the world, because China is capable of creating such a system and Russia only helps to grow faster.
He said Russia considered China a "strategic partner" and the absence of a military alliance "does not mean no cooperation in the field of defense technology". He affirmed that Russia would increase bilateral cooperation with China in many aspects.
Putin said on Tuesday that Russia will help China develop its missile defense system. Very little is currently known about this system, but a missile early warning system usually consists of ground and satellite radar networks that can detect missile launches from a distance to deal with a surprise attack.
Nhật Duy (According to the Reuters / RT / Xinhua)