Almost a year has passed since Russia waged war against Ukraine, causing immense suffering for the Ukrainian people and exacerbating global economic fragility, resulting in disruptions to supply chains, financial disruptions, and energy and food shortages.
During a visit by Kyiv’s top general to Bakhmut, where Ukrainian defenders were fighting constant attacks, the US warned China that providing arms to Russia would lead to serious consequences.
In an attempt to dissuade China from providing military assistance to Moscow’s war, Washington and NATO allies have made public comments about their belief that Beijing will supply lethal equipment, possibly including drones.
China’s alleged assistance in arming Russia comes as Moscow’s forces struggle to achieve critical objectives in eastern Ukraine, and as Kyiv prepares a counteroffensive with advanced weapons.
In a CNN interview, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the Chinese government has to take a stand on how they wish to proceed further. They may provide Russia with military assistance but it might cost them a lot.
China has refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, most recently at a meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) in India. As Ukraine’s Western allies skewed toward skepticism over the ceasefire proposal, it was issued on Friday, the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
During the recent G20 meeting in Bangalore, India, China refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, preventing the world’s largest economies from agreeing on a closing statement.
Two paragraphs summarizing the war were approved by most countries except for Russia and China. Adapted from the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration in November, it criticizes the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine “in the strongest terms.”
As I hear reports and I am not certain about the factual accuracy of the reports that China may be supplying Kamikaze drones to Russia while simultaneously proposing a peace plan in its 12-point plan.
I believe our judgment should be solely based on actions rather than words. According to Boris Pistorius, he spoke with Germanyfunk on Sunday morning.
William Burns, the director of the CIA, also spoke about China on Sunday. As far as the CIA is concerned, the Chinese leadership will provide lethal equipment, he asserted.
“In addition, we do not see a final decision yet, nor do we see evidence that lethal equipment has been shipped,” Burns said.
The commander of Ukrainian ground forces Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi visited Bakhmut in the east, which has been the target of Russian attacks since Russia attempted to seize control of the industrial region of Donbas for months.
Earlier this week, Russian mercenary forces said they had captured Yahidne and Berkhivka, which Ukrainian forces counterattacked and repulsed.
It was reported on Sunday that Russian forces had destroyed Ukrainian “sabotage and reconnaissance groups” in Yahidne, among other places. A dam north of Bakhmut was also killed by Ukraine’s forces, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.
Announcing the Dismissal of Edward Moskalyov from the command of the joint forces at the Donbas, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy did not give a reason for the move.
During a drone attack near Minsk, the exiled opposition and Belarus partisans said on Sunday that they destroyed a Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft, a Russian ally, and staging ground for its attacks in Ukraine.
Russia being a member of the G-20 group, its foreign policy closely aligns with G-20 counterparts, It uses terms like “Special military operation” rather than invasion or war to describe its actions in Ukraine.
The Western Group, according to Putin in a Sunday interview, wants to disband Russia, which is the last vestige of the Soviet Union.