China said Thursday it was “completely wrong” that it asked Russia to wait for the Winter Olympics in Beijing to end to begin its invasion of Ukraine, the New York Times reported.
“it’s a This blame is completely wrong, and also despicable, is now being passed onChinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a press conference.
“Those who instigated this crisis must take concrete steps to reduce tensions,” he added, in an implicit reference to the United States.
Secondly New York times (The New York Times), Western intelligence services reported that Chinese government officials had “a certain level of knowledge about the plans Or the Russian intentions before the start of the military aggression that began on February 24, four days after the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping receives his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Beijing on February 4th. The joint statement issued after the meeting noted that “the friendship between the two countries has no boundaries and there are no ‘prohibited’ areas for cooperation.”
Without mentioning Ukraine, the Russian-Chinese statement opposed NATO expansion and coalitions that “intensify geopolitical rivalry,” a likely reference to US President Joe Biden’s efforts Strengthening relations with other democratic countriesin light of the rise of China.
British officials said this joint statement was a clear sign of Chinese support, something Beijing would have rejected had Putin overshadowed the Games in Beijing with a pre-lockdown attack.
The newspaper pointed out that the sources are not sure of the level of leadership at which talks about the invasion took place.
According to a source quoted by the newspaper, the details of The attack was not necessarily discussed between Putin and Xi.
The newspaper also reported that, according to US government sources, in half a dozen meetings between representatives from Washington and Beijing, including a meeting with the Chinese ambassador, hours before the start of the invasion, officials showed doubts about a possible Russian attack.
According to Beijing, the The relationship with Moscow is a “strategic partnership”But this does not include “no alliance, no confrontation” or “targeting third countries”.
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