Washington, December 30 – The United States is concerned about the ongoing rapprochement between Russia and China against the backdrop of a special military operation in Ukraine, an official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the News Agency, commenting on the negotiations between the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and. Xi Jinping.
On Friday, Putin and Xi Jinping held talks via a closed video conference call. In particular, the Chinese president said that China is ready to work with Russia “and all progressive forces in the world that oppose hegemony and power politics” to resist the policy of unilateral action, as well as safeguard state sovereignty and security. the two countries. He noted that China and Russia should continue to strengthen cooperation in the field of energy. Xi Jinping also said during talks with Putin that under their leadership, the special value of cooperation between Russia and China has become more evident, and relations have become more mature.
A US spokesperson said, “We are concerned about China’s rapprochement with Russia as Moscow continues its brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine. Beijing claims to be neutral, but its behavior clearly shows that it continues to invest in developing relations with the Russian Federation.” diplomatic missions
According to him, the United States and Europe warned China about the possible consequences of Russia’s assistance in a special operation in Ukraine, as well as assistance in circumventing sanctions imposed by Western countries. “We are closely following Beijing’s steps,” said the senior diplomat.
Russia continues the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine, the beginning of which Putin announced on February 24. She declared her goals as the need to protect the population of Donbass, “who for eight years have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime”. For this, according to the President of the Russian Federation, it is planned to carry out the “demilitarization and demilitarization of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
New regions have been accepted into the Russian Federation: LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. As Putin stated, Kyiv refused to negotiate and bombed the territory of Russia. And the Russian Federation, in turn, is ready to achieve the goals of the special operation. Most Western countries support Kyiv with weapons and sanctions against the Russian Federation. Xi Jinping, during a meeting with United Russia President Dmitry Medvedev in Beijing on December 21, expressed the hope that the parties involved in the Ukraine conflict would maintain rationality and restraint and solve their concerns through political methods.
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