Ukraine war: What is happening between Russia and China? The EU has “credible evidence”

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Joe Biden and Xi Jinping are on the phone due to the Ukraine war. Meanwhile, the EU is making allegations. Beijing rejects them.

+++ 1.45pm: Current reports in the American newspaper CNN point to a deep rift between Russia and China over the Ukraine war – in stark contrast to the alleged “credible source” of EU military aid to Moscow from Beijing. There is “more evidence” that those in power in China do not want to be dragged into conflict. According to CNN, President Xi Jinping also revealed this in his telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed last week, “They do not see themselves as a party [Ukraine-]Crisis. “Above all, fears of sanctions against domestic companies such as Russia are high in China. Reports that Beijing plans to extend military support to Russia are” misinformation. “

Ukraine war: The European Union is the ‘reliable source’ of Chinese military aid to Russia

+++ Update, 9:53 am: Not only the war in Ukraine but also the tense situation between the US and China. Shortly before the phone call between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two countries’ warships passed through the strait between the mainland of China and the island of Taiwan. In the conversation between the two heads of state, it is said that the island of practical independence was an issue. This was reported by the AFP news agency. Beijing considers Taiwan a separate province of the People’s Republic.

Chinese Honorary Guardian in Beijing. China’s relationship with Russia is under scrutiny due to the Ukraine war.

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First Report: WASHINGTON, DC – US President Joe Biden has warned the People’s Republic of China not to support Russia in the Ukraine war. The announcement was made by the White House after a two-hour phone call between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. To Peking* It said that the decision to support Vladimir Putin in his war of aggression against Ukraine would have serious “consequences” for the People’s Republic.

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However, President Joe Biden opened up about the tangible consequences. He noted the massive sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its allies over the war in Ukraine. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. According to Chinese state-run CCTV, he only said that “interstate relations should not lead to hostility”: “Peace and security are the most valuable treasures of the international community.”

Ukraine war: Pressure on China is increasing due to its proximity to Russia

Pressure is mounting on China to distance itself more clearly from Moscow and Russia in the Ukraine war. NATO, the United States and the European Union (EU) have repeatedly warned those in power in Beijing. The European Union is now making serious new allegations against China. EU leaders have “very credible evidence” that China is already considering providing military assistance to Russia. “We are well aware of what is happening,” a senior EU official told PTI. The Financial Times also reports on allegations and reports from EU leadership circles. “We are very concerned about China’s flirting with Russia,” an EU official told Politico.

Three weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Beijing is not yet ready to openly criticize the Kremlin. The word “war” is banned from state-controlled reporting. But according to reports from ARDReporters *, the leadership in Beijing will now allow more criticism of Russia and Vladimir Putin, at least on social media. In official statements, the government around President Xi Jinping continues to say that the alliance between the two countries is “rock-solid” (although Daniel Tillman aff), although Russia will not provide arms. * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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