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Chinese support for the Russian military operation in Ukraine would be a “bad choice.” This, according to RIA Novosti, was announced at a briefing by the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin.
He expressed hope that the Chinese authorities would not support Russia, and also warned the country’s leaders against “excessive rhetoric about nuclear weapons.” According to Austin, the United States is able to defend itself against nuclear threats, but to see how nuclear weapons are used? nobody wants.
The day before, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recalled that Beijing would face consequences if it provided assistance to Russia in the situation in Ukraine. He emphasized that the consequences “will be immediate” and noted that Chinese leader Xi Jinping “could use his influence on Russian President Vladimir Putin”, but “China seems to have decided to go in the opposite direction” and “is considering the possibility of providing military assistance to Russia “.
Earlier, the Russian side denied the appeal to China for military assistance, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry called reports of such an appeal “disinformation.”
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an emergency appeal to the Russians and announced a special military operation in the Donbass. In response to Russia’s actions, Western countries announced new, tougher sanctions against the Russian Federation, including those of a financial and economic nature.
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