Blinken: We warn China against providing any military assistance to Russia and are following it very closely

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned Beijing that its potential aid to Russia was “a very serious problem” and that “there are things that China cannot and must not do to hinder (the West)”.

Blinken’s speech was made today, Saturday, at the Munich Security Conference in his commentary on the situation in Ukraine.

He said: “By this we mean providing Russia with military equipment <…> or systematic circumvention of sanctions (by the West) aimed at putting pressure on Russia to stop this aggression.”

According to Blinken, “President (Joe) Biden made this clear to (Chinese President) Xi Jinping almost from day one” after Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine.

Blinken also recalled that this video call between the leaders of China and the United States took place about 2-3 weeks after the start of the Russian special operation.

And he added: “And we kept making it clear to our Chinese colleagues after that that we would consider any military assistance or evasion of (Western sanctions against Moscow) a very serious problem for us and for many other countries of the world. “

It is noteworthy that, according to the information, Washington has not yet recorded any military assistance provided by Beijing to Moscow, or circumvention by the Chinese side of the restrictive measures of the West directed against Russia.

“So far, based on the information we have, they (China) have not systematically supplied Russia with military equipment and have not circumvented sanctions. But we are watching it very closely,” Blinken said.

Source: TASS

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