Ukrainian conflict: the Chinese role
Stoltenberg: "We see signs that the Chinese plan is to giive military support to Russia"
On the eve of the anniversary of the start of the war, which began on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to strengthen Moscow's nuclear forces, he said today in a speech on Defender of the Fatherland Day (a national holiday commemorating the day in 1918 when there was the first mass recruitment into the Red Army).
"We have seen some signs” that the Chinese “may be planning” military support for Russia in its war in Ukraine. NATO allied countries and the United States have warned Beijing against doing so, this should not happen. China should not support Moscow's illegal war", said the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, interviewed by American news agency "Associated Press".
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian government official said that "China has not consulted with us" on the peace plan. Finally, today the UK defense minister, Ben Wallace, confirmed intelligence reports that have been circulating for months in relation to the evolution of the war: "There is a realistic possibility that Russia is preparing for another offensive effort in this area, despite costly failed attacks from February" till today.
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