Chinese experts: Russian-Ukrainian conflict can be broken only at the negotiating table
Last Wednesday, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting on Ukraine, at which Chinese Ambassador Geng Shuang said that the international community should work together to support all efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
The UN meeting has become, to some extent, another battleground as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the UN via video link to take action to stop Russian airstrikes. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield accused Russia of a “winter escalation,” and Russian diplomat Vasily Nebenzya told a UN meeting that Zelensky and his allies’ statements cannot be interpreted as “readiness for peace, but rather the language of reckless threats and ultimatums.”
Against this backdrop, the Biden administration announced an additional $400 million in military aid to Ukraine. Among the supplied weapons 150 heavy machine guns with special thermal imaging sights that help shoot down shock Drones, as well as ammunition for the air defense system and HIMARS missile systems. This is reported by the American media with reference to representatives of the Pentagon.
Song, a Chinese military expert, said that currently the military equipment that the US and some Western countries send to Ukraine is mainly light and medium weapons, with armored personnel carriers, M142 HIMARS and M777 howitzers being the heaviest.
By fueling the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the United States is fulfilling its objectives by supplying energy to the EU, realizing its goal of containing Russia and strengthening the transatlantic partnership. Qu Heng, a research fellow at the Center for Russian Studies at East China Normal University, told the Global Times.
Qu Heng said.
Frankly speaking, China takes a clear wait-and-see attitude in this conflict. At the same time, Beijing is well aware that if the United States achieves its goal through Ukraine, then it will retain its hegemony and move on, let’s say, to the development of the next goal, which is China.
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