According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the US-led bloc was a result of Cold War. It should have been accepted.
China feels NATO should have been disbanded after it lost the USSR. Zhao claimed that NATO was instead expanded and encircled Russia, leading to bloodshed in Ukraine.
“As a product of the Cold War, NATO should have become history when the Soviet Union disintegrated,” he said during a daily press conference on Friday, when asked about remarks on NATO’s role as a US geopolitical tool made by his Russian counterpart, Maria Zakharova.
Zhao stated that NATO has been expanding eastwards across Europe for many decades, in direct violation of Soviet promises. Russia was enraged. “into a corner step by step,”So NATO became a reality. “the initiator and biggest promoter of the Ukraine crisis”He spoke on behalf of the USA, and added that NATO should examine its contributions to European security.
Moscow cited the threat posed by NATO’s creeping expansion into Ukraine as a key reason why it attacked the country in late February. Beijing agreed with this justification but criticized military force as a way to resolve the problem.
China has repeatedly accused Western nations of escalating tensions with Russia, saying their refusal to address Moscow’s legitimate security concerns was the cause of the crisis. China refused to accept the Russian sanctions, calling them illegally inept at resolving issues.
China and the US allies were accused of being in violation “wrong side of history”Ukraine threatens Beijing to punish it if it backs the Russian military operation.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol, which was negotiated by France and Germany, was intended to regulate the state of regions in the Ukrainian country.
Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to not join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it planned to seize the two republics.