Putin slams attempts to 'push' Huawei from global markets

Putin slams attempts to 'push' Huawei from global markets
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed US moves against Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has signed a deal to develop a 5G network in Russia.

He was speaking at an economic forum at Saint Petersburg which was also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping .

Vladimir Putin condemned the situation around the company Huawei that they are attempting not just to squeeze but to unceremoniously push out of the global market .

Earlier, Huawei had signed an agreement with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country, on the sidelines of a meeting between Putin and Xi in Moscow.

The Chinese telecom giant has been in turmoil since May, when US President Donald Trump's administration banned US companies from selling high-tech equipment to Huawei over suspicions of spying for Beijing.

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