The ongoing war in Ukraine takes a new turn as Russia begs China for weapons and aid in its invasion of Ukraine after suffering huge losses, the US has claimed.
Trait News learnt that the US has warned China that it would “absolutely” face consequences if it helped Russian President Vladimir Putin evade sweeping sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who is due to meet with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rome on Monday, warned Beijing that it would “absolutely” face consequences if it helped Moscow evade sweeping sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned to China asking for military equipment, sparking concern in the White House that Beijing may undermine Western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country, US officials said.
Asked about the reports, Liu Pengyu, spokeperson for China’s embassy in Washington, said: “I’ve never heard of that.”
He said China found the current situation in Ukraine “disconcerting” and added: “We support and encourage all efforts that are conducive to a peaceful settlement of the crisis.”
Liu said “utmost efforts should be made to support Russia and Ukraine in carrying forward negotiations despite the difficult situation to produce a peaceful outcome.”