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US Ambassador calls China's technical support to Russia a “big mistake”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun28,2024

The US Ambassador called China's technical support for the Russian Federation a 'big mistake'

Photo: Nicholas Burns

China is making a “big mistake” by supporting Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine by providing technology for missiles and other weapons, US Ambassador to Beijing Nicholas Burns said.

Speaking in Shanghai, Burns also said the Russian invasion, now in its third year, had caused an “existential crisis” in Europe, reports  Associated Press agency.

"We consider it a big mistake that thousands of Chinese companies are sending so many components, technological parts, microprocessors and nitrocellulose to Russia to strengthen the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation for this brutal war"– said the diplomat.

"China is not neutral, but actually sided with Russia in this war,", – the ambassador said.

This, he said, directly contradicts China's long-standing statements about the need to respect “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

China insists it is not providing direct military assistance Russia.

However, Beijing has maintained strong trade ties with Moscow throughout the conflict, and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange visits.

Prepared by Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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