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Russia accuses US of escalating Taiwan tensions

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Russia accused the United States and its allies on Monday of escalating tensions surrounding Taiwan as the island swore its new president Lai Ching-te into office.

“We see that Washington and its satellites continue to escalate the situation in the Taiwan Strait, purposefully undermine stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region, and hinder the peaceful unification of China,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

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