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Russia-Ukraine war: Biden arrives in Poland; Putin to make state of the nation address – live

Joe Biden expected to speak in Warsaw; Vladimir Putin to make major address in Moscow amid events to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion

China’s new foreign minister has accused the US of shifting blame for the Ukraine war on to China, in an apparent pushback against warnings from Washington that China is considering supplying weapons to Russia.

Speaking on Tuesday morning, at the launch of a Chinese government paper on its global security initiative, Qin Gang said China was “deeply concerned” about the war in Ukraine escalating and possibly “spiralling out of control”.

Since the outbreak of the crisis, China has taken an objective and impartial stance based on the merit of the issue,” Qin said on Tuesday.

We urge certain countries to immediately stop fuelling the fire, stop shifting blame to China, and stop hyping up Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow.”

If China allies itself with Russia, there will be a world war, and I do think that China is aware of that,” he said.

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