China comments on Russian operation in Ukraine — Analysis

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Moscow has no need for or support from Beijing in order to carry out its military actions against Ukraine.

“As for the US suggestion that Russia has China’s backing to act, I believe Russia will be very unhappy to hear such a statement,”Hua Chunying was the ministry’s spokeswoman. She addressed media members during a routine press briefing.

Hua claimed that Russia is an independent power and a permanent Member of the Security Council. She claimed that Moscow’s action is based entirely on its own judgement and national interests.

She stressed that Sino-Russian relations were based upon non-alignment and non-confrontation as well as non-targeting third parties.

China doesn’t want, nor has the intention to follow, Cold War mentality, said she. 

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She stated that Russia and China should improve strategic communication and coordination and protect the United Nations’ core role as a coordinator in international affairs.

Hua did not refer to Russia’s aggression as an invasion.
Moscow has just recognized Donetsk’s independence, while Lugansk was also recognised in this operation. Moscow claimed that Kiev failed to fulfill its obligations under Minsk Agreements, which were signed in 2014 and 2015. These agreements were meant to end conflict between the separatists of Ukraine and their government.

Speaking on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Moscow’s actions were connected to the continued failure to implement the 2015 roadmap.

On Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had ordered his country’s military to conduct a ‘special operation’ in the Donbass region.

Moscow struck multiple targets across Ukraine’s military infrastructure. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, there’s no danger for civilians. However, Ukraine declared that diplomatic relations have been severed with Russia.

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