Putin: Russia-China military alliance can’t be ruled out

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 15: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin wave as leaders pose for a family photo during the Belt and Road Forum at meeting's venue on Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 on the outskirt of Beijing, China. The Forum, running from May 14 to 15, is expected to lay the groundwork for Beijing-led infrastructure initiatives aimed at connecting China with Europe, Africa and Asia. (Photo by Damir Sagolj-Pool/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now, but noted it could be forged in the future.

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