Russia gradually being overtaken by neighboring country, says senior security official
“Today we see that a neighboring country is gradually bringing Russia under its control, because it has its own interests,” he said.
“This is a very dangerous trend for the world and for us.”
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According to Danilov, Russia may have new “owners” in the future. However, he declined to clarify whether the country he was referring to was China.
“The longer the war drags on, the more likely Russia will become a colony of one of the neighboring countries,” the security official added.
The American newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported on December 14 that Chinese leader Xi Jinping had asked his government to forge stronger economic ties with Russia.
The plan includes increased Chinese imports of oil, gas and Russian agricultural products, more joint energy partnerships in the Arctic and increased Chinese investment in Russian infrastructure, such as railways and ports, according to The advisers.
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Later on December 25, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed that Beijing would “deepen strategic mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation” with Russia.
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