Washington is becoming increasingly concerned by China’s moves to side with Moscow on security issues on the European continent, the Pentagon has warned amid weeks of standoff across the border between Russia and Ukraine.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin weighed in on the standoff on the border between the two Eastern European nations, arguing that Washington has contributed to rapidly rising tensions.
Western leaders have repeatedly warned for several months that Russia could soon order an invasion of Ukraine, with officials sounding the alarm that Moscow could strike during the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Wang’s remarks come amid an impasse between East and West in recent months, with a number of leaders repeatedly warning that Russia could soon order an invasion of Ukraine.
The Kremlin has repeatedly rejected that it has any plans to attack. Moscow’s Ministry of Defense announced that its troops had wrapped up their training drills in Belarus, close to Ukraine, and would begin the process of withdrawing.
Following talks between Xi and Putin in December, the Russian leader’s foreign policy advisor, Yuri Ushakov, revealed that the Chinese president supports Moscow’s bid for assurances.
He is naturally well aware of and understands the main issue: the concerns Russia has on its western borders. The two nations have emphasized the importance of their partnership in an array of spheres, such as their booming trade, energy, economics, and defense.
However, several analysts have speculated that this seemingly budding collaboration between Moscow and Beijing may not be as developed when compared to blocs such as NATO.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.