Washington. The Pentagon, home of the US Department of Defense, said there were indications China was planning to help Russia in a potentially disastrous war against Ukraine. Pentagon press secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder told a news conference, “There are indications they are considering this. I don’t have any further information or intelligence on this except that they haven’t given up on the idea (to help Russia). I want to make it clear that it would be a bad decision.
He said this is something the Pentagon is watching closely. Rider said: “We have to remember that if they do this, what will be the consequences. This will unnecessarily escalate the conflict, resulting in more innocent lives as Russia continues its campaign against Ukrainian citizens. He said that ultimately it is up to China to decide, but the question is whether China as a country wants to side with countries that want to destroy Ukraine as a nation. and kill innocent people.
After the invasion of Ukraine, China is on the way to becoming Russia’s most important trading partner. At the same time, a few days ago, America had declared that China was considering giving arms and ammunition to Russia. Although China has denied these allegations. Recently, Ukrainian President Zelensky announced his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
However, he did not specify when and where that meeting would take place. China is currently promoting its ability to manufacture arms and ammunition and has become the world’s fourth largest arms exporter. The United States has also imposed sanctions on a Chinese company that the United States says is helping the Russian army of mercenaries fighting in Ukraine by providing satellite images.
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