Putin woos China after BLOCKING action in Sudan despite death toll SOARING

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The two nations, who enjoy a close relationship, rejected calls to encourage Sudan’s military rulers and protestors to resolve the crisis. Russian Deputy Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy claimed the proposed statement was unbalanced and stressed caution. He added: “We don't want to promote an unbalanced statement. It could just spoil the situation.”

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The news comes as the death toll in Sudan rose to 60 overnight, according to an opposition group.

Pro-democracy protestors, who successfully overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April, have continued occupying the square in front of the military headquarters in Khartoum.

But amid negotiations between the Transitional Military Council and opposition representatives, military forces violently stormed the main protestor camp.

Hundreds were also injured in an attack on a sit-in in the centre of the capital.

China and Russia have enjoyed a strong relationship in recent yearsChina and Russia have enjoyed a strong relationship in recent years (Image: GETTY)

Sudanese protestors have been calling for a civillian-led governmentSudanese protestors have been calling for a civillian-led government (Image: GETTY)

Flanked by controversy and condemnation from Western nations, President Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will

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