US media report on Xi Jinping asking Putin not to invade Ukraine

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US media report on Xi Jinping asking Putin not to invade Ukraine

Moscow Russia January 23 ANI US media reports about Chinese leader Xi Jinping's alleged request to Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding Ukraine were a fake and a provocation, the Chinese Embassy in Russia said.

This comes after a US media report said that Xi Jinping had asked Putin not to invade Ukraine during the Olympics.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that this report was not even a fake, but a special information operation of corresponding American services. The Chinese embassy in Moscow said the head of China asked the head of Russia not to attack Ukraine during the Olympics, so as not to spoil the holiday, is a fake and a provocation, according to a statement obtained by Russian news agency Sputnik.

In line with the Minsk agreements, the embassy stressed that China supports a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian conflict.

This controversy comes amid the Ukraine border crisis that has heightened tensions in Europe. Several western countries, led by the US, accused Russia of amassing troops near the Ukrainian border in preparation for an invasion.