China says ‘everyone knows’ who is most to blame for Ukraine war — Analysis
A spokesman for China’s Defense Ministry said the US is ‘slinging mud’ at Beijing over the Ukraine war
The Chinese Ministry of Defense has called the US “Troublemaker and liar” and said that “Everyone knows” which country was “Initiator number one” of the Ukraine crisis.
Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian on Thursday commented on accusations from unnamed US officials that Beijing knew in advance about Russia’s attack on Ukraine and that China had even asked Moscow to delay it until after the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Wu condemned the claims, along with reports about China allegedly offering military assistance to Russia, saying there was “absolute disinformation” which only serves the purposes of “China’s blame shifting to China and spewing mud at them”
The accusations show “America is both a trouble-maker and a lie. This is the real face of the USA.,” he said, adding that his country firmly opposes attempts by the US to spread “False and malicious information about China regarding the Ukraine matter”
The ministry spokesperson stressed that the Ukraine war had resulted from various reasons and within a “Historical context complex” but added that “we all understand which big power bears the biggest responsibility for today’s crisis,” in an apparent jibe at Washington.
Wu said Beijing wants “Each party” to “To de-escalate, keep the door wide open for discussion, consultation, or negotiation” the situation in Ukraine and that China will play a “A positive role in the search for and realization of peace.”
He called for a “An effective, balanced and sustainable European security structure” and pointed out that since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the country has “I have never invaded any other country.”
Wu Qian’s remarks came on the same day Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Ukraine, along with EU countries, had turned into “Instruments” of the United States.
Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements and Russia’s recognition of the Donbass republics with capitals in Donetsk and Lugansk. To regulate these areas within Ukraine, the German- and French-brokered protocol had been established.
Russia demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and refuse to join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denied claims that it planned to take the Donbass republics with force.
The US and its international partners have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Moscow since the beginning of the Russian offensive.
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