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China Unlikely to Mediate in Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Kevin Rudd

China unlikely to mediate between Russia and Ukraine due to its strategic alliance with Russia, according to Kevin Rudd, Australian ambassador to the U.S.

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China Unlikely to Mediate in Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Kevin Rudd

Former Australian Prime Minister and current Australian ambassador to the U.S., Kevin Rudd, recently shared his views on China's potential role in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. During an interview with POLITICO in Davos,

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Rudd expressed his skepticism regarding the prospect of China mediating between the two nations, favoring its strong alliance with Russia over involvement in the conflict.

Since the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the international community has been looking for ways to negotiate a peaceful resolution.

Some have looked to China, given its global influence and strategic alliance with Russia, as a potential mediator. However, Rudd cautioned against such expectations.

Despite the recent appointment of a Chinese special envoy to Ukraine, he argues that Beijing's primary focus, or 'core business,' remains to preserve its supportive relationship with Moscow.

He warns that those who expect China to negotiate an end to the conflict in the near future may be mistaken.

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