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Leaders of “the Quad” grouping of countries — the United States, India, Australia and Japan — agreed Thursday that what is happening to Ukraine should not be allowed to happen in the Indo-Pacific.

A virtual meeting of the four-country grouping was held at a time of increased concern about Taiwan, a self-ruled island claimed by China that has stepped up its alert level since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — wary of Beijing taking advantage of a distracted West to move against it.

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