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China blames US for Ukraine conflict — Analysis

According to the Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Washington caused the crisis.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that the US had caused the Ukraine crisis and fueled the conflict. Zhao Lijian, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson told journalists at Tuesday’s regular press briefing that Washington needs to stop playing “world police”Instead, focus on creating the conditions necessary for peace talks.

Zhao was asked to comment on the remarks made by Ned Price (US State Department spokesperson), who had once more threatened China with an attack. “very steep cost” should Beijing help Moscow evade Western sanctions – even though there was no evidence China was actually doing so.

Acute Price of Sounding “as if the US were the world police,”Zhao claimed that China was the best place for business. “takes an objective and fair stance and stands on the side of peace and justice”Ukraine.

US must reflect deeply on their erroneous efforts to put extreme pressure on Ukraine, and to fan the flames on it.

“We firmly oppose any unwarranted suspicion, threat and pressure targeting China. We are also firmly against unilateral illegal sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction with no basis in international law,” Zhao said.

Washington should “stop playing up bloc confrontation and creating a new Cold War by taking advantage of the situation,”Zhao urged the US instead to follow his lead. “facilitate a proper settlement of the crisis in a responsible way and create the environment and conditions needed for peace talks between parties concerned.” 

China isn’t the only one to resist US demands that it side with Russia on the Ukraine issue. Last month, Zhao’s colleague Wang Wenbin also chided Washington for fueling the conflict and wanting to “fight to the last Ukrainian”Beijing was keen to reach a peaceful settlement. However, he did not blame the US for the military conflict.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg informed reporters at the end June that the alliance was in good standing “preparing for this since 2014,”This refers to Kiev’s US-backed government that came to power following the ousting of the president. It triggered the crises with Crimea, Donbass and Ukraine.

At Tuesday’s press conference, Zhao also rejected US accusations that China was contributing to food shortages in Africa, pointing the finger back at Washington. 

“It is quite clear to the world who exactly is causing the global food crisis,” He said. “We hope that the US will seriously reflect on its disreputable role in the global food crisis and stop smearing and making groundless accusations against China.”

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols, which were brokered by France and Germany, were first signed on February 24, 2014. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022 the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics to be independent states. They demanded Ukraine declare its neutrality and refuse any Western military alliances. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked.

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