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One yr into Ukraine conflict, China says sending weapons won’t carry peace

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China’s deputy UN Ambassador Dai Bing instructed the UN General Assembly that “brutal facts” provide ample proof that sending weapons won’t carry peace in Ukraine.

United Nations,UPDATED: Feb 24, 2023 02:21 IST

Ukrainian servicemen are seen subsequent to a destroyed armoured car, which they stated belongs to the Russian military, outdoors Kharkiv, Ukraine February 24, 2022. (File picture/ Reuters)

By Reuters: China instructed the United Nations on Thursday that one yr into the Ukraine conflict “brutal facts offer an ample proof that sending weapons will not bring peace,” simply days after the United States and NATO warned Beijing towards giving Russia army assist.

“Adding fuel to the fire will only exacerbate tensions. Prolonging and expanding the conflict will only make ordinary people pay an even heftier price,” China’s deputy UN Ambassador Dai Bing instructed the UN General Assembly.

Western powers have supplied Ukraine with billions of {dollars} in weapons since Russia invaded. The United States and NATO have up to now week accused China of contemplating supplying arms to Russia and warned Beijing towards such a transfer. China has dismissed the accusations.

Dai was talking on the United Nations a day after China’s high diplomat Wang Yi visited Moscow and pledged a deeper partnership with Russia. China and Russia introduced a “no limits” partnership shortly earlier than Russia invaded Ukraine.

The European Union’s high overseas affairs official Josep Borrell met with Wang in Munich final week. He stated he requested Wang about the opportunity of Chinese army assist for Russia.

“He was very clear and assertive,” Borrell instructed reporters on the United Nations on Thursday, noting that the pair have had an excellent private relationship for a few years.

“I can only repeat what he told me: China is not providing arms for Russia and it will not provide arms to Russia because it’s part of their foreign policy not to arm parties in a conflict,” he stated. “We have to remain vigilant.”

The 193-member UN General Assembly will vote in a while Thursday on a draft decision calling a “comprehensive, just and lasting peace” and demanding Russia withdraw its troops.

“We stand ready to continue playing a constructive role in resolving the Ukraine crisis, and bring about peace at an early date,” stated Dai.

Since Moscow invaded its neighbor on Feb. 24 final yr, Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly hinted that Russia might use a nuclear weapon if threatened.

“Nuclear weapons cannot be used, nuclear war cannot be fought,” Dai stated. “All parties should join together against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, prevent nuclear proliferation and avoid a nuclear crisis.”

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Rishabh Sharma

Published On:

Feb 24, 2023