Putin says no plans for Russia-China military alliance

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 26, 2019. (File photo: Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia is not planning to create a military alliance with China, despite Moscow helping Beijing build a missile attack warning system.

Putin said in October that Russia was helping China build the system. On Thursday he said it was purely a defensive measure.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57