A U.S. official says Russia has asked China for military equipment to use in its invasion of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. official said Russia had asked China to use military weapons against Ukraine, which exacerbated the conflict ahead of a meeting between top U.S. and Chinese government rescuers in Rome on Monday.
White House Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has warned China ahead of negotiations that it will not help Russia avoid international sanctions that have damaged Russia’s economy. “We won’t let it go on,” he said.
China’s prospect of providing financial assistance to Russia is one of President Joe Biden’s main concerns. A U.S. official who wished to remain anonymous said in recent days that Russia had asked for support from China, including the military, to continue fighting Ukraine. The official did not provide evidence of the size of the request. The application was first reported by the Financial Times and the Washington Post.
The Biden regime also accuses China of spreading Russian misinformation, which could be the reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troops are attacking Ukraine with chemical or biological weapons.
Russia’s entry into Ukraine has put China in a position that is easily occupied by its two main trading partners: the United States and the European Union. China wants to gain access to markets but has also expressed support for Moscow joining Russia in declaring “unlimited” friendship.
In a conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Sullivan explored the borders of Moscow and Beijing.
“I will not sit here in public or be intimidated,” he told CNN in a Sunday news interview. “But what I’m telling you is that we are negotiating directly and privately in Beijing, that if China helps Russia ‘recover’ the losses of sanctions, it will end.”
“We will not allow this to continue and we will allow Russia to take advantage of these economic sanctions by any country in the world,” he said.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that “a key agreement reached a special meeting between Chinese and US officials last November was a key issue at the summit.”
“They are exchanging views on Sino-US relations and international and regional issues are at risk,” Zhao said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Sunday.
The White House said talks would focus on Russia’s military action against Ukraine in the field of regional security and globalization.
According to Biden officials, Beijing is spreading Russian propaganda that Ukraine is accelerating US-backed chemical and biological weapons laboratories. They say China will certainly provide cover if Russia continues to attack biological or chemical weapons against Ukraine.
When Russia begins to accuse other countries of preparing for a biological or chemical attack, Sullivan said in a “Meet the Journalists” program, “it is safe to say that they may be in a phase of self-determination.”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told ABC this week, “We haven’t seen any signs of a chemical or biological attack yet, but we’ll take a closer look.”
US-led allegations of Russian misinformation and Chinese cooperation came after Maria Zahharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said there was no evidence that the United States was funding Ukraine’s chemical and biological laboratories.
Russia’s statement was echoed by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who said that “the U.S. Department of Defense has full authority” has 26 bio-laboratories and related buildings. The UN said it had found no evidence to support the allegations.
White House journalist Jen Psaki called the allegations “absurd.”
There are growing tensions in the White House that China will join Russia in the Ukrainian war in the hope that it will continue Beijing’s vision of a global system in the long run, says a man with a mindset of domination. The person did not have the right to speak publicly and anonymously.
Sullivan told CBS that Russia’s statement on the chemical and biological war “is a sign that the Russians are ready to do that and are trying to get the crime somewhere, and no one should fall in love with it.”
The international community has investigated Russia’s use of chemical weapons in an attack on Putin’s opponents, such as Alexei Navalny and former spy Sergei Skripal. Russia also supports the Assad regime in Syria, which used chemical weapons to attack its people in a decade-long war.
China was one of the few countries that prevented Russians from being criticized for entering Ukraine. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Putin to the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics just three weeks before entering Russia on February 24.
During Putin’s visit, the two leaders issued 5,000 messages announcing an unlimited friendship.
The Chinese have rejected UN votes against Russia and criticized the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow. He expressed support for peace negotiations and offered his services as a mediator, despite questions about its neutrality and limited experience in mediating national conflicts.
But the question is how far Beijing will go to divide the West and risk its economy. Sullivan said China and the international community recognize that they cannot “take Russia out … without sanctions … give Russia a chance to impose sanctions.”
Chinese officials have said Washington should not complain about Russia’s actions because the United States has fraudulently invaded Iraq. The United States says it has evidence that Saddam Hussein collected weapons of mass destruction, but nothing has been found.
Sullivan told CNN that leaders believe China knew Putin was “planning something” before entering Ukraine. But he said the Chinese government “may not fully understand it because it is possible that Putin lied to them about Europe and others.”
Sullivan and Yang last met face-to-face in talks in Switzerland, where Sullivan expressed concern about the Biden regime over China’s military action against Taiwan, human rights abuses against ethnic minorities, and attempts to stabilize pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.