Chinese Foreign Ministry Fully Blames U.S. for Ukraine War
Jan. 30, 2022 (EIRNS)—The comments by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning today were a most definitive official statement by China, asserting United States/NATO responsibility for the war in Ukraine. This was apparently China’s first comment on the sending of heavy battle tanks by NATO countries to Ukraine, pushed by President Joe Biden’s announcement regarding the Abrams M1 tanks, although it wasn’t explicitly raised. Responding to a question from CCTV about the U.S. warning against some Chinese state-owned companies that “may be providing assistance of an economic as well as non-lethal military nature for Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.”
“The U.S. is the one who started the Ukraine crisis and the biggest factor fueling it, and has kept sending heavy and assault weapons to Ukraine, which has only prolonged and intensified the conflict. Rather than reflecting on its own acts, the U.S. has been sowing paranoia and pointing fingers at China. We reject such groundless blackmail, and we will not sit by and watch the U.S. harm the lawful rights and interests of Chinese companies.
“If the U.S. truly wants an early end to the crisis and cares for the lives of the Ukrainian people, then it needs to stop sending weapons and profiteering from the fighting. The U.S. needs to act responsibly by helping the situation de-escalate as soon as possible, and create the necessary environment and conditions for peace talks between the parties concerned,”
The spokeswoman also said
“China’s position on Ukraine has been objective and just. We always stand on the side of peace and have played a constructive role in advancing the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis. We are never a bystander, and we would never add fuel to the fire, still less exploit the crisis,” referring to statements by U.S. Treasury officials that Chinese state-owned companies are “indirectly”
giving military and financial assistance to Russia.