The Ukrainian presidency today called on China to unite with the West and “condemn Russian barbarism” in Ukraine.
“China can be an important element of the global security system if it makes the right decision to support the coalition of civilized countries and condemn Russian barbarism,” Mikhail Pontoliak, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency and a member of the Ukrainian negotiating team, wrote on Twitter. in the negotiations with Moscow.
Ukraine and the United States are worried about possible Chinese military aid to Russia and possible Chinese aid to Moscow bypassing Western sanctions.
US President Joe Biden yesterday had a nearly two-hour teleconference with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the war in Ukraine.
Joe Biden “described the consequences if China provided material support to Russia at a time when it has launched a barbaric attack on Ukrainian cities and towns,” the White House said, without elaborating on the retaliation it would face. In this case, China.
The conversation between the two leaders did not result in a significant shift in the stance of the US and China.
Xi Jinping maintained an ambivalent stance, saying that armed conflict “is not in anyone’s interest” and stressing that “the Ukrainian crisis is not something we would like to see.”
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin met last month at the start of the Beijing Olympics, shortly before the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Source: News Beast