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China Warns US ‘Not to Add Fuel to Fire’ of Ukraine Conflict

Sputnik – 19.02.2023

Beijing has warned Washington against fueling the conflict in Ukraine, where Russia continues its special military operation.

Meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the 2023 Munich Security Conference on Saturday, head of the Communist Party of China’s Central Foreign Affairs Office Wang Yi stressed that “As a great power, the US should contribute to a political solution to the crisis, not add fuel to the fire and look for opportunities to benefit from it.”

According to Wang, China has adhered to a constructive position in relation to the crisis in Ukraine and supported the negotiating process.

Wang also made it clear that Beijing “will never tolerate US instructions or even threats to put pressure on Russian-Chinese relations.”

He earlier told the Munich Security Conference that China would draft and present a document, in which its position on the Ukraine crisis will be outlined by the end of February.

“On the Ukraine issue, China’s stance boils down to supporting talks for peace. We will put forth a paper on China’s position on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and stay firm on the side of peace and dialogue,” he underscored.

For its part, the US State Department said in a press release that during talks with Wang, Blinken “warned about the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia or assistance with systemic sanctions evasion.”

This came after a US media outlet quoted unnamed sources as saying that Washington believes that Beijing may be providing non-lethal military assistance to Moscow for use in Ukraine and that the Biden administration is concerned China considers sending lethal aid.

The outlet added that the sources declined to elaborate on the non-lethal military assistance, only claiming that it could include gear for the Russian military’s purported spring offensive, including uniforms or even body armor.

The US and its allies slapped a number of sanction packages against Russia shortly after it launched its special military operation in Ukraine following requests from the Donbass republics to protect them from Kiev’s attacks. Apart from the sanctions, western countries ramped up their military assistance to the Zelensky regime in a move that Moscow warns will add to further prolonging the Ukraine conflict.

February 19, 2023 - Posted by | Militarism, Progressive Hypocrite | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The alleged Chinese “spy balloon” that a $400k sidewinder missile shot down a couple of weeks ago, was reportedly looking for any sign of life in Washington, DC. Between Lloyd Austin and Anthony Blinken, it would be difficult to argue in the affirmative.

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    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | February 19, 2023 | Reply

    • Don’t worry about a ‘publicity stunt’ with the “Spy Balloon”, the destruction of the Nordstream Gas pipeline from Russia to Germany by the USA, is not yet over.
      Two NATO allies cannot ever trust each other again. (Not that they ever should have in the first place).
      And the people who control the USA have a historic distrust of the Germans, if you know what I mean.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 19, 2023 | Reply


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