China continues to demonstrate its pro-Russian international policy. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian suggested that Washington should lift sanctions against Russia and stop putting economic pressure on Moscow if the United States really wants to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.
“If the U.S. is genuinely interested in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, it should stop waving the sanctions baton,” TASS quoted a Chinese diplomat as saying.
At the same time, the Chinese foreign ministry stressed that so far all we can see is Washington “profiting from the chaos” in the region.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao LijianPhoto
: Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters
On March 18, the United States attempted to press official Beijing over the above-mentioned events. In a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Joe Biden made it clear what measures the US would take in case of China’s material support for Russia.
Asked about the implications, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. has “a number of tools that could be considered.” “And sanctions are certainly one of them.”
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