US Warns China Against Supporting Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.02 - 2024 11:50 AM CET

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Amid growing concerns over the Russia-China partnership, the US State Department issues a cautionary stance against any assistance to Russian military actions in Ukraine.

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The US State Department has expressed its apprehensions regarding the strengthening partnership between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.

During a recent briefing, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller voiced the United States' concerns about the collaboration between the two nations, particularly in the context of Russia's ongoing military aggression in Ukraine.

A Clear Stance from Washington

"The United States has made it very clear that we don't want to see China do anything that helps support Russian aggression in Ukraine, and we'll continue to make that clear," Miller stated.

This declaration comes at a crucial time, as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet in China next month.

The statement from the US State Department coincides with comments from French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourné, who, after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing, stressed China's potential "key role" in facilitating peace talks in Ukraine.

The possibility of China persuading Europe to include Russia in future peace negotiations has been a subject of recent discussions.

Diplomatic Efforts

President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit France and Italy in May.

Reports suggest that China may advocate for Russia's participation in peace talks, potentially held in Switzerland or Beijing, and has indicated a possible boycott of such meetings if its conditions are not met.

The recent European tour by Chinese special envoy Li Hui, which focused on discussions regarding Ukraine's future, further emphasizes China's active involvement in seeking a resolution to the conflict.

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