China blames NATO for pushing Russia-Ukraine tension to 'breaking point'

China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING, March 9 (Reuters) - Moves by U.S.-led NATO have pushed tension between Russia and Ukraine to a "breaking point", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.

At a daily news briefing, he urged the United States to take China's concerns seriously and avoid undermining its rights or interests in handling the Ukraine issue and ties with Russia.

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Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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