Putin Hopes for Chinese Backing in Ukraine Standoff

May 08, 2014 05:57 PM
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to travel to China later this month, hoping to seal energy deals and build diplomatic relations amid a souring of relations between Moscow and the West. But analysts say President Putin may struggle to win allies in his war of words with the United States and Europe over the violence in Ukraine. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.