lørdag 2. april 2022

China Praises Russia for Preventing Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised Russia for its efforts to "prevent a large-scale humanitarian crisis" in Ukraine, saying that the relationship between China and Russia "maintained the right direction of progress" amid the war in Eastern Europe. Wang met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Anhui province on Wednesday during Lavrov's first visit to the country since the invasion of Ukraine began last month.

In the meeting, Wang expressed to Lavrov that Moscow had Beijing's backing in its efforts to continue peace talks with Ukraine, saying the country "supports efforts made by Russia and other relevant parties to prevent a large-scale humanitarian crisis." The relations between China and Russia have come under international scrutiny in recent weeks as China emerged as an ally at a time when the rest of the world banded together in condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin and sanctioning the Russian economy.

On Wednesday, Wang said that "China-Russia relations have withstood the new test of changing international dynamics, maintained the right direction of progress, and demonstrated a tenacious momentum for development," according to state media CGTN.