China’s Foreign Minister says the conflict in Ukraine is being exploited by behind-the-scene powers to advance their own interests.
China’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that an “invisible hand” is exploiting the war in Ukraine and prolonging the conflict to achieve certain geopolitical goals.
“Conflict, sanctions, and pressure will not solve the problem…The process of peace talks should begin as soon as possible, and the legitimate security concerns of all parties should be respected,” said Qin Gang who was attending Beijing’s annual parliament meeting.
The top diplomat also stressed that China supplied neither Russia nor Ukraine with weapons.
“(China) is not a party to the crisis and has not provided weapons to either side of the conflict. So on what basis is this talk of blame, sanctions and threats against China? This is absolutely unacceptable,” he added.
Qing’s comment comes amid increasing US warnings of consequences if China provides lethal aid to Moscow or material support or assistance to help Russia evade sanctions.