Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system, something which only Russia itself and the United States possess at the moment.

Addressing International Politics Conference in the Russian resort town of Sochi, Putin said this is a serious thing that will drastically increase the defence capabilities of the People’s Republic of China.

Putin also said that China was ready to buy as much soy beans from Russia as it can produce but Moscow does not currently have enough capacity to meet the full demand from the world’s top soy importer.

His comments come amid wider US-China trade war, which resulted in Beijing imposing tariffs on soy beans coming from the United States.