There are no "contradictions" in Russia's partnership with India or the relations between Moscow and Beijing : Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on June 5 that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are "responsible" leaders who are capable of resolving issues between the two countries, and that no "extra-regional power" should intervene in the process.
With Russia openly criticising the Quad, a four-nation alliance consisting of India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, Mr. Putin also told PTI that while it was not up to Moscow to decide how each nation could engage in an initiative or to what degree they should establish ties with other nations, no cooperation should be aimed at making enemies of anyone.
In response to a query about Moscow's position on the Quad and India's involvement in the grouping, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a veiled reference to China's argument that the grouping is intended to curb Beijing's presence in the strategic Indo-Pacific zone.
“I'm not talking about the steps that deteriorated our relation; I'm talking about the steps that deteriorated our relationship. It was the United States, not us, that imposed sanctions on us on every occasion, even though there was no justification, simply because our country exists,” he added.