Ukraine war bringing to light major cracks on China-Russia ‘Relationship has clear limits’

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Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Neil Melvin argued that it would be “inaccurate to describe the relationship between China and Russia as an alliance” but rather as a relationship sealed by a “coincidence of interests”. Speaking in an interview with, Mr Melvin said that the Ukraine war has brought to light “very clear limits” on the relationship that the two countries had self-defined as being “without limits”. He argued China has been “maintaining a rhetorical support” but “it hasn’t come to the rescue of Russia at all”.