China Not Condemning Russia For Invasion, Though They Are Sending Aid To Ukraine
China is offering humanitarian aid to Ukraine, despite the fact they have not come out and condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading the country more than a week ago.
Wang Yi, Foreign Minister for China, stated during a press conference held on Monday that the Red Cross Society of China will send supplies to help Ukrainians in need, according to a report from Reuters.
“China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in pushing for peace and promoting talks and is willing to work with the international community to carry out necessary mediation when needed,” Yi went on to say during the press conference.
“Solving complex problems requires calmness and rationality, rather than adding fuel to the fire and intensifying contradictions,” Yi stated.
Wang then went on to place emphasis on the relationship between Russia and China, referring to it as “rock solid.” Yi then said that “no matter how sinister” the situation between Ukraine and Russia becomes, China and Russia would continue to have “strategic determination” and to support “the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.”
Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said in a statement posted to Twitter that Yi had “stressed the importance of preventing a large scale humanitarian crisis.”
Jun confirmed that “emergency humanitarian supplies” would be provided by the Red Cross.
At #TwoSessions, State Councilor Wang Yi stressed the importance of preventing a large scale humanitarian crisis and said that the Red Cross Society of China will provide emergency humanitarian supplies for Ukraine as soon as possible.
— Zhang Jun (@ChinaAmbUN) March 7, 2022
European Union High Representative Josep Borrell invited China to mediate the crisis between Ukraine and Russia, adding that “there is no alternative.”
“We cannot be the mediators,” Borrell stated. “It’s obvious. … And it cannot be the U.S. It must be China. And I trust that.”
China is involved right now in a political dispute with the nation of Lithuania, which is a NATO ally that is currently providing aid to Ukraine.