China claims it did not help Russia with weapons in the war against Ukraine
China says that they did not help Russia with weapons/Spytnik
< strong _ngcontent-sc88="">China said they didn't help Russia during the war in Ukraine. At the same time, they repeat the pro-Kremlin thesis that the United States, and not the aggressor country, is allegedly to blame for the escalation.
This was stated by Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe. He attended the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore on June 12.
China says it has not provided Russia with weapons
Fenhe , answering a journalist's questions about closer relations between Russia and China, said that the PRC has never provided weapons to the aggressor country in its war against Ukraine.
Let me explain the Ukrainian issue – China has never provided Russia with material support, – said the Chinese Minister of Defense.
In February, after a joint statement on the establishment of “unlimited” strategic relations between Moscow and Beijing, a few weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China came under close scrutiny of its possible support for the aggressor country. At the same time, Fenghe described Sino-Russian relations as a partnership, not an alliance.
“It does not target any third country,” the minister added.
However, he said China's relations and cooperation with Russia will grow. Fenhe also traditionally spreads the pro-Kremlin thesis that the United States is allegedly to blame for the war. After all, the United States continues to supply weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, so the resistance of the Ukrainians does not subside. However, he does not talk about Russia's fault.
“Who really wants this war? Who has the most to lose and who wins? Who promotes peace and who adds fuel to the fire? I think we all know the answers to these questions,” the Chinese defense minister summed up.
China's position on the war in Ukraine: in brief
- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba noted that China is neutral . The country is waiting, so it is not taking either the side of Ukraine or the side of Russia yet.
- However, expert Artur Kharitonov believes that China is on the side of Russia. He supports the aggressor country in every possible way, but shows neutrality because he is afraid of Western sanctions. According to Kharitonov, China helps it as much as it can be done discreetly.
- Also, after the EU imposed an embargo on Russian oil, Asia, in particular China, will become its biggest buyer.
- At the same time, the PRC banned Russian companies that have Boeing and Airbus aircraft in their fleet from flying in Chinese airspace.