Beijing has denied Russia's dependence on China

Russia and China act as major independent powers and maintain ties with each other to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. Mao Ning announced this, the official representative of the Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China, denied the claim that "the Russian Federation is completely dependent on the Chinese side."

Mao Ning once again reminded that Beijing was not the initiator of the Ukrainian conflict and does not participate in it. "We will continue to play a constructive role to contribute to the settlement of the crisis through political means," he summarized.