DPA reported that China’s Foreign Ministry tried to blame the US for Russia’s aggression on Ukraine, creating the conditions that led to Washington’s war, and condemning the supply of arms to fuel the conflict, which is approaching its one-year anniversary. By Agerpres.
“The United States is the one who started the crisis in Ukraine and is the biggest instigator, and continues to sell heavy and offensive weapons to Ukraine, which has prolonged and intensified the conflict,” Mao told Ning media on Monday. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.
His comments came in response to a question about US allegations that some Chinese companies have provided support to the Russian side. He condemned the claims as “unreasonable suspicions” and “baseless intimidation”.
“China will not stand idly by as the United States harms the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies,” Mao Ning added.
In February 2022, Russia launched a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine. Moscow’s ally, the People’s Republic of China, has not condemned Russia’s actions.
The diplomatic tensions between China and the United States have escalated just days before Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s expected visit to Beijing on Sunday. Blingen’s visit is the first by a US secretary of state to China since 2018.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has warned against US support for Taiwan, which China considers one of its provinces. The United States has long provided arms to Taiwan and provides extensive military support to the self-ruled island.
Mao Ning said that the US must not cross any red lines in favor of Taiwan.
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