China – Russia relations and impact of the Russian war

How important is the “Chinese factor” of the Russian war against Ukraine – and what does it even mean? How to make sense of the bilateral relations between Beijing and Moscow and their impact on the hostilities unleashed by Russia on Ukrainian soil? There is little doubt that China watches developments in Ukraine very closely, learning the lessons and evaluating the possibility of military action against Taiwan.

However, we don’t have enough clarity beyond this, so Ukraine In Flames #98 explores how and why China amplifies selective Russian disinformation, the forms and level of Chinese support for Russia, what is this support driven by and what should the world do to prevent this support from growing.


  • Marcin Jerzewski, Head of Taipei office at European Values Center for Security Policy;
  • Petro Shevchenko, China-focused analyst;
  • Nataliya Butyrska, Asia-focused expert on international relations;
  • Yurii Poita, Head of the Asian section at the New Geopolitics Research Network.

Yurii Poita

Head of the Asian Section

He has been working as a Head of the Asia-Pacific Section at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Yurii also is a sinologist and member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

He studied at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University, the Wuhan Research Institute of Postal and Telecommunications (China), Zhytomyr Military Institute (Ukraine). At the moment Yurii is a PhD candidate at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He has experience in defense, international journalism, analytics and research.

Research interests: China’s influence in the post-Soviet space, “hybrid” threats to national security, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, the development of the situation in the Asia-Pacific and the Central Asian region.

He took part in a number of expert and scientific discussions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, China and other countries. He has participated in research projects on the consequences of educational migration to China, interethnic conflicts and the protest potential of Kazakhstan, creation of a new Asian strategy of the MFA of Ukraine, study of Ukraine’s relations with the countries of Central and East Asia.

Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and Chinese.

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