Putin’s desperation grows.
He is now begging China for help, both militarily and economically. Why does he need help? Because in most meaningful ways, he’s getting his ass kicked.
It was just last month that China expressed support for the integrity of all international borders, including the one between Ukraine and Russia. China will feel a need to at least softly reassert that principle.
China will not provide military support for Russia. It may offer some kind of symbolic economic relief, just for show.
But China is All About the Business these days. And Russia is Bad for Business.
Sucks for you, Vlad. Because help is not on the way.