Updated on 03/13/2022 at 10:35 pm
- According to various US media reports, Russia has asked China for help.
- Apparently it was about military and economic support.
- The U.S. government has already warned of US sanctions if it backs China.
According to standard media reports Russia According to US government officials China Asked for military and economic assistance after the start of the war in Ukraine. Anonymous government officials did not provide any information on what weapons or ammunition Moscow expects from Beijing. According to the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Financial Times on Sunday, it is unclear how China responded to the investigation. Russia has also asked for economic support to reduce the impact of sanctions.
Communist China is involved in the conflict Ukraine Tried so far to take a more neutral position. Direct support for allied Russia is likely to bring China into conflict with Ukrainian supporters – and these western states represent the lion’s share of the world economy.
Stable media reports came a day ahead of a scheduled meeting between US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan and China’s top foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi in Rome on Monday. According to US sources, this should be about the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
If necessary, extend US sanctions to China
The US government has repeatedly warned China not to help Chinese companies avoid sanctions. If so, it said, Chinese companies could be the target of US sanctions.
Sullivan told CNN on Sunday that the government was “closely monitoring” the extent to which China was providing “economic or economic support” to Russia. “This is one of our concerns,” he said. There is the US government Beijing But he made it clear that the United States would not stand idly by if a country compensated Russia for the economic damage caused by sanctions.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Silvanov had previously said Moscow US $ 300 billion worth of foreign currency reserves are no longer accessible due to sanctions. “This is half of what we have,” he told the Russian television channel Rossiya-1 on Sunday. He pointed out that part of the gold and foreign exchange reserves were in the Chinese yuan and that Western countries were pressuring Beijing to restrict trade with Moscow. However, the minister expressed confidence that relations with China would continue to improve. (Best / dpa)
According to President Joe Biden, the only way to prevent a “third world war” is to prevent a direct military confrontation between the US military and Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Biden wrote on Twitter on Friday that the US military and NATO partners would “defend every inch” of the coalition territory “with full force.” “But we will not go to war with Russia in Ukraine. The direct conflict between NATO and Russia is World War III – we must try to prevent it,” the Democrat wrote. Ukraine is not a member of NATO.
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