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Zhang Hanhui, from China Ambassador of Moscow touted his country’s close relationship with Russia and accused the US of being responsible for the “Ukrainian crisis” in an interview with Russia’s state-owned news agency on Wednesday.
“As the architect and prime mover of the Ukrainian crisis, Washington, while imposing unprecedented comprehensive sanctions on Russia, continues to supply weapons and military equipment to Ukraine,” Zhang told a Russian news agency.
“Its ultimate goal is to end and Destroy Russia with A long war and a stick of sanctions.”
Launched by Putin Invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which has killed at least 5,400 civilians and displaced more than 10 million people, according to the United Nations.
Five months into the war, fighting has erupted in the eastern Donbass region as Ukrainian forces try to prevent Russia from gaining more land.
Putin tried Strengthening ties with China on the offensive front by visiting Beijing during the Winter Olympics and declaring in a 5,000-word joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two countries’ partnership “knows no limits.”
In the strategic direction of [China’s] President Xi Jinping and Pres [of Russia Vladimir] Putin, Sino-Russian relations have entered the best period in history, with the highest level of mutual trust, the highest level of interaction and the greatest strategic importance,” Zhang told Tas.
While China appears to support Putin’s argument for war, the country has so far done just that Refused to provide any direct military aid or helped the Kremlin avoid sanctions, US officials have said.
The statements of China’s ambassador to Russia have come amid rising tensions between the US and China over Taiwan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan earlier this month and prodded the Chinese military. Stage live-fire military drills After she left the Taiwan Strait.