Russia asking China for military aid, U.S. says

March 13, 2022, 8:59 PM UTC

Russia has asked China for military ​equipment to ​support its invasion of Ukraine, a U.S. official said, ​sparking concern in ​the White House that Beijing ​may undermine efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country.

An aide to U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russia as air strikes shift further west toward Ukraine’s border with Poland, but said there’d been no change in the calculus around a no-fly zone. A strike at a military range and training center about 35 kilometers from Poland killed dozens on Sunday. Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kyiv, where Russian forces may be attempting to encircle the capital. Air strikes continued on Mykolaiv on the Black Sea, killing an estimated nine civilians.

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