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China urges US to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons

China urges US to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons Photo: China's ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun (Getty Images)

China's ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said that the United States of America should stop supplying weapons to Ukraine, reports Newsweek.

"Certain countries should immediately stop pouring oil on the fire and stop undermining the diplomatic efforts of the international community," Zhang Jun said at the UN Security Council meeting devoted to the issue of Ukraine.

Such a statement was made against the background of reports that Kremlin representatives are interested in a diplomatic solution to the conflict. At the same time, Ukraine is counting on additional funding from the US.

According to China's permanent representative to the UN, the Minsk agreement reached in 2014 should be followed.

"Regrettably, most of the provisions of the agreement have not been implemented so far, and large-scale conflicts broke out later," he said, adding that this issue deserves the attention of both sides of the conflict.

Zhang Jun added that one country's security should not be ensured at the expense of other countries' security, and regional security cannot be guaranteed by strengthening or even expanding military groups.

He also called on NATO to "stop the threats."

"NATO must adhere to dialogue and consultation in resolving disputes and to the general direction of political settlement, instead of engaging in pressure, smearing and unilateral sanctions, and even less in the use of force," said China's permanent representative to the UN.

Relations between China and Russia

China began to maintain closer ties with the Russian Federation after the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In particular, Beijing refused to join the sanctions imposed by the US against the Kremlin.

Beijing and Moscow share a mutual interest in challenging US dominance in the world order as their relations with democracies grow increasingly strained.

The United States has repeatedly warned China against providing assistance to the Russian Federation in the war against Ukraine or facilitating the evasion of sanctions. So, back in the summer, American intelligence stated that China was supplying Russia with technology and equipment.

Earlier in November 2023, the European Parliament called for stronger controls and more effective measures to limit Russia's ability to circumvent restrictive measures introduced by EU countries.