Zelenski warns of “world war” if China allies with Russia and Beijing accuses U.S. of stoking conflict
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski on Monday warned of a “world war” if China allies with Russia and Beijing accuses the U.S. of stoking the conflict. of the risk that China will end up allying itself with Russia. after its ambiguous positioning during the last year, since if it does so, it will be would unleash a new “world war”.. Zelenski has acknowledged, in statements to the German newspaper Die Weltwho does not see it possible for Beijing to take sides with Kiev in the short term, but has warned especially of the risks of an alliance with Moscow, in line with the fear expressed in recent days by Joe Biden’s administration.
The Ukrainian leader has stated that China. is also aware of the risks of taking a clear position on the side of RussiaThe authorities of the Asian giant have only denied it. In this regard, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has criticized on Monday the new accusations of the United States about its alleged intentions to provide military assistance to Russia during the war it has been waging with Ukraine for a year now.
“China stands by its principles” and. “is committed to promoting peace talks and playing a constructive role.”Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in response to remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning that Beijing could send military aid to Moscow.
The government has stressed that the state councilor, the chief head of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yi, has already reminded that the “strategic partnership” between Russia and China is based on “non-confrontation and non-selection of third countries.”and therefore they do not accept that the United States should “point fingers” and “coerce relations between Beijing and Moscow”.
In this scenario, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized the. new accusations by the United States about its alleged intentions to provide military aid to Russia during the war.. “China stands by its principles” and “is committed to promoting peace talks and playing a constructive role,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has said in response to remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning that Beijing could send military aid to Moscow.
The United States, as a major country, has every reason to work for a political solution to the crisis rather than fan the flames
“The United States, as an important country, has every reason to work for a political solution of the crisis instead of fanning the flames or taking advantage of it,” the foreign spokesman has questioned. “China will continue to stand firmly on the side of peace and dialogue, and play a constructive role in alleviating the situation,” the spokesman has emphasized, who has advanced that on the occasion of the first anniversary of the war, Beijing will present a document on how to seek a political solution to the crisis.
“The document will reaffirm the important proposals of the president, Xi Jinping, Including respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries.the defense of the principles of the United Nations, the legitimate security concerns of all and support for efforts leading to a peaceful resolution” as well as that “a nuclear war should never be waged,” he explained.
Finally, the Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed Wang Yi’s official visit to Russia in the coming days, although he did not provide any further information, nor whether or not he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.. “The details of the visit will be made known in a timely manner,” he concluded.