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Kremlin says China has ‘right’ to drills around Taiwan

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The Kremlin on Monday backed China’s three-day drills around Taiwan, saying Beijing had a “sovereign right” to respond to what Moscow called “provocative acts.”

“We have witnessed multiple acts that were provocative in their character towards the Chinese People’s Republic,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “China has the sovereign right to respond to these provocative acts, including with military manoeuvres, in strict accordance with international law.”


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