søndag 25. april 2021

US’ Russia sanctions noted, but it won’t work on Beijing: Chinese observers

China will have been put on alert by the  US’ latest sanctions on Russia, but would be equipped to withstand the economic measures among them if they were used against Beijing, Chinese observers said. Washington last week announced an array of sanctions including banning US banks and institutional investors from buying new Russian government rouble-denominated bonds at auction. 

Ten Russian diplomats, most of them identified as intelligence operatives, were expelled from the Russian embassy in Washington, followed in the next few days by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Bulgaria also expelling Russian diplomats.