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Confrontation between superpowers: European media assessed the situation with the Motor Sich plant

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as expected, sided with the United States in a dispute over ownership of the Motor Sich plant. True, one could hardly expect anything different from the Ukrainian president, given the special relationship between Washington and Kiev. There is no doubt that the United States is deeply unhappy with China's growing influence in Ukraine. Strengthening Chinese positions in this country does not fit into American plans for Ukraine.


According to Nan Tian, ​​Senior Fellow of the Arms and Military Expenditure Program of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), to whom Euronews refers, the American side saw a threat in the acquisition of Motor Sich. Using its influence over Kiev, the American administration forced Vladimir Zelensky to impose three-year sanctions on four Chinese companies involved in the purchase of Motor Sich shares in 2015.

The security service of Ukraine disrupted a meeting of Chinese and Ukrainian investors, remind the European media. Zelensky himself said that the problem is not in China and not even in the sale of Motor Sich shares under Petro Poroshenko.

The problem is that we have no right to sell a controlling stake in the management of strategic defense enterprises of Ukraine to any country ... this will not happen during my presidency,

- emphasized the Ukrainian president in an interview with NVO TV channel.

It is clear that this position of Zelensky was formed under pressure from the United States. Washington is trying to secure its economic and political interests in Eastern Europe by building obstacles for Chinese investors. Naturally, the benefit of the Ukrainian side itself is of the least interest to the Americans.

In addition, the United States is also concerned about the possible falling into the hands of Chinese companies of Soviet technologies used in Ukraine. The SBU thwarted a deal between Ukrainian and Chinese investors, finding fault with China's contract for the production of military helicopters with Russia. As emphasized in the SBU, China can share the technology for the production of helicopter engines with Russia, and this is clearly not included in the plans of the Ukrainian leadership.

Now the Chinese company Skyrizon is in litigation with Ukraine, demanding the return of money for a thwarted deal. The Chinese company evaluates the actions of the Ukrainian authorities very harshly, calling them a barbaric robbery and a violation of the legitimate interests of Chinese business. It is clear that China is very interested in advanced engine technology and will try to defend its interests in court.

Meanwhile, the expert community is wondering if the US response is somewhat belated? After all, China has been buying military technologies from Ukraine for several years already, and the Ukrainian defense industry simply has nowhere to go, since the sale of technologies is one of the important sources of its income.

Washington, in turn, has every reason to demand that Ukraine not sell technology to China, since the American budget funds the modernization of the Ukrainian armed forces. But one should not forget that the anti-Chinese sanctions implemented in the interests of the United States can turn China against Ukraine and help strengthen ties between the PRC and Russia.

Thus, the conflict over the Ukrainian enterprise will only aggravate the confrontation between the superpowers of the United States and China. Ukraine will have to play the role of a bargaining chip.
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  1. iouris
    iouris 15 March 2021 16: 08
    0
    Have the Chinese already received Soviet technologies, specialists in China?
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 15 March 2021 16: 11
      +2
      From the text: "..... will only exacerbate the confrontation between the superpowers of the United States and China. Ukraine will have to play the role of a bargaining chip. "Very delicate the author wrote about the role of Ukraine in the confrontation between the United States and China... Well done! good hi
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 15 March 2021 16: 35
        +5
        For the Russian Federation, I think this situation is for the better:
        Ukraine, as a business partner, is in shit, China is in transit with some (which they did not have time to buy) technologies, everyone knows that it is under US pressure, which does not add points to the "hegemon". Plus, if China goes to the end, another check for "lice" European courts
      2. Terenin
        Terenin 15 March 2021 16: 35
        +14
        Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as expected, sided with the United States in a dispute over ownership of the Motor Sich plant.

        Thank you, Zelensky. Thanks to your next somersault, a Chinese delegation has officially arrived in Crimea to establish socio-economic partnership and trade.
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 15 March 2021 16: 57
          -5
          Quote: Terenin
          Thank you, Zelensky. Thanks to your next somersault, a Chinese delegation has officially arrived in Crimea to establish socio-economic partnership and trade.

          What are you happy about?
          China "abstained" in the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution A / RES / 68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine - a document adopted on March 27, 2014 as a result of an open vote at the 80th plenary meeting of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. According to the resolution, the UN General Assembly confirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and does not recognize the legality of any change in the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the status of the city of Sevastopol, based on the results of the all-Crimean referendum held on March 16, 2014, since this referendum , according to this resolution, is null and void.
          1. Terenin
            Terenin 15 March 2021 17: 06
            +3
            Quote: Lara Croft
            China "abstained" in the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution A / RES / 68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine

            As it turned out, the wrong advisers and advisers were listened to No.
          2. Proxima
            Proxima 15 March 2021 17: 10
            +5
            Quote: Lara Croft
            What are you happy about?
            China "abstained" in the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution A / RES / 68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine

            The fact that the cunning China abstained is a heroic deed! soldier
            1. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft 15 March 2021 17: 20
              +3
              Quote: Proxima
              The fact that the cunning China abstained is a heroic deed! soldier

              Terenin (Gennady) As it turned out, the wrong advisers and advisers were listened to

              Well, why should we, then, be upset about the PRC?
              If relations between the PRC and Ukraine deteriorate, then it will be beneficial for the Russian Federation, instead of the Ukrainian food suppliers there will be our ...
              In the first half of 2020, agricultural exports to China amounted to $ 2,4 billion. China needs food imports, and Ukraine is helping it a lot in this. Moreover, the PRC is investing in infrastructure. Chinese firms are building grain processing plants.

              https://yandex.ru/turbo/vesti.ua/s/strana/motor-sich-na-poroge-smerti-zelenskij-possorilsya-s-kitaem-po-ukazke-ssha
              And logistics will be cheaper for the PRC and the Russian Federation ...
            2. New Year day
              New Year day 15 March 2021 19: 45
              +3
              Quote: Proxima
              that the cunning China abstained is compare the feat

              He just sits on the shore and waits for the USA and the Russian Federation to float down the river
      3. Civil
        Civil 16 March 2021 06: 51
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        In addition, the United States is also concerned about the possible falling into the hands of Chinese companies of Soviet technologies used in Ukraine.

        Yes, they all go there wholesale and retail, if only they bought it .. however, the northern neighbor is not far behind ... such is the fate of the countries of the third world, to be sucked in by the more successful, from an economic point of view, powers.
  2. Fitter65
    Fitter65 15 March 2021 16: 11
    +7
    the sale of technology represents one of the important sources of its income.
    First, they sold what could be monetized quickly and cost-effectively; weapons, equipment and other that was new, then factories, equipment and everything that was not fastened went on sale. There are still some technologists from the times of the Union, and then everything, only to trade in territory ...
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 15 March 2021 16: 31
      +1
      Quote: Fitter65
      and then everything, only to bargain with the territory ..

      What does next mean? Already
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 15 March 2021 16: 13
    +2
    Thus, the conflict over the Ukrainian enterprise will only aggravate the confrontation between the superpowers of the United States and China. Ukraine will have to play the role of a bargaining chip.

    Such is the fate of Ukraine, to be a bargaining chip and an errand boy.
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 15 March 2021 16: 21
      +2
      The object to the subject is not a comrade, but a silent figure on the board, trembling in anticipation of an exchange ...
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 15 March 2021 16: 37
        +9
        Quote: dzvero
        The object to the subject is not a comrade, but a silent figure on the board, trembling in anticipation of an exchange ...

        China has already issued an invoice to Ukraine in the international court for 3,5 billion green bills with a portrait of dead presidents winked
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 15 March 2021 16: 51
          +4
          Quote: Terenin
          China has already issued an invoice to Ukraine in the international court for 3,5 billion green bills with a portrait of dead presidents

          But this does not mean that the international court will side with China. But in this case, it may be oh-oh-very interesting ...
          1. Terenin
            Terenin 15 March 2021 17: 03
            +6
            Quote: Egoza
            Quote: Terenin
            China has already issued an invoice to Ukraine in the international court for 3,5 billion green bills with a portrait of dead presidents

            But this does not mean that the international court will side with China. But in this case, it may be oh-oh-very interesting ...

            It's even very good that he (m / s) will not side with China yes
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 15 March 2021 17: 37
      +2
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Such is the fate of Ukraine, to be a bargaining chip and an errand boy.

      And mind you, after all, they galloped to themselves
  4. Gato
    Gato 15 March 2021 16: 30
    +2
    MC is bent without investment, the states do not give money and the Chinese are daring.
    The bottom line: "So do not get you to anyone!"
  5. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 15 March 2021 16: 31
    +3
    And you say that the "dashing 90s" have passed laughing

    "Specific kidok" "in kind" am

    Chinese "like suckers lit")))))))
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 15 March 2021 18: 11
      0
      Kitaysa, however, is vindictive to epic failures and will throw himself in response.
  6. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 March 2021 18: 10
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    The states are not concerned about the influence, but so that the motor sich is bent, and it is desirable that the states are not in business. They do not order to produce themselves, and they also do not allow to sell to those who wish.
  7. Avior
    Avior 15 March 2021 18: 18
    +2
    ... Nan Tian, ​​referred to by Euronews

    What interesting names do these Europeans have? smile
  8. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 15 March 2021 19: 22
    +2
    The article is generally correct. There is only one mistake. It is necessary to write - not "influence on Kiev", but "slaves received precise and unambiguous instructions that must be followed" and rushed to carry them out))) And this is not an exaggeration.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 March 2021 06: 35
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    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as expected, sided with the United States in a dispute over ownership of the Motor Sich plant.

    Where this mongrel was ordered to stand, there he stood. Does anyone think otherwise? fellow
  10. Eug
    Eug 16 March 2021 08: 59
    +1
    How subtly Zelensky hinted - "... during my presidency, this will not happen .."
  11. Andre___86
    Andre___86 16 March 2021 17: 52
    0
    Not a confrontation, but a division, even after 30 years, of the Soviet legacy ...