In the report (gated) the FT cites US officials and another person familiar with the situation.

Washington Post and New York Times carry the same sort of story.

NYT (gated)

  • Russia asked China to give it military equipment and support for the war in Ukraine ... according to U.S. officials.
  • Russia has also asked China for additional economic assistance, to help counteract the battering its economy has taken from broad sanctions imposed by the United States and European and Asian nations, according to an official.
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