< /p> Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Wang I and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on February 22, 2023.
Moscow – A high-ranking official of the Chinese diplomacy Wang I will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, the Kremlin announced. Meanwhile, Wang Yi held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this morning, saying he looked forward to making new deals during his visit to Moscow. This was reported by the Reuters agency.
“No matter how the international situation changes, China has been and remains determined to make efforts together with Russia to maintain a positive trend in the development of relations between the great powers,” a Chinese diplomat told the Russian foreign minister. He did not provide details on what agreements could be concluded in Moscow.
At the same time, the Reuters agency recalls that the United States recently warned Beijing against materially supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed concern over the weekend that China is considering providing Russia with military equipment to fight in Ukraine, including weapons and ammunition. Beijing denied his claim.
“I don't think I could give a more colorful answer on this topic than what the Chinese officials have already given,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov answered today, according to the TASS agency, when asked by journalists whether Moscow had requested China for military aid. “They vehemently denied it. There is nothing to add to that,” he said. In response to Blinken's words, according to Reuters, China said that the US is not in a position to make demands.
China has not condemned Russia's military aggression in Ukraine and de facto rejects any international sanctions except those approved by the Organization of the United Nations (UN).