NATO warns China not to help Russia in Ukraine war

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference on the eve of a NATO summit, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels, Belgium March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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BRUSSELS, March 23 (Reuters) - NATO worries China could support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the head of the Western military alliance said on Wednesday, adding the 30 member nations will discuss Beijing's role in the war Moscow is waging on its neighbour in Brussels on Thursday.

"China has provided Russia with political support, including by spreading blatant lies and misinformation," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference.

Speaking on the eve of NATO summit in Brussels, Stoltenberg mentioned concern that China could provide "material support" for Russia.

"I expect NATO to call on China to live up to its responsibilities."

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Reporting by John Chalmers, Gabriela Baczynska

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