“Today we see that a neighboring country is gradually taking control of Russia as 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 could have new “owners” in the future. However, he refused to specify whether the country he was referring to was China.
“The longer the war goes on, the more likely Russia will become a colony of one of the neighboring countries,” added the security official.
US newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported December 14 that China’s leader Xi Jinping has instructed his government to develop stronger economic ties with Russia.
The plan includes increasing Chinese imports of Russian oil, gas and agricultural goods, more joint energy partnerships in the Arctic, and increased Chinese investment in Russia’s infrastructure like railroads and ports, the advisers say.
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Later, on December 25, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed that Beijing will “deepen strategic mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation” with Russia.
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